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Author: Jon Stewart, Chris Smith Narrator: Christian Coulson, Jay Snyder, Kevin T. Collins, Lauren Fortgang, Oliver Wyman, Robert Fass, Chris Lutkin, Graham Halstead, Cheryl Smith, Tommy Harron, Elece Green, Ryan Vincent Anderson, others Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2016 ISBN: 9781478936565
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For sixteen years (1999-2015), The Daily Show was a game-changer in television, blurring the line between opinionated news reportage and comedy. It launched careers, lampooned legions of public figures and garnered eighteen Emmys. Now the fascinating behind-the-scenes antics, controversies and relationships will be chronicled by legendary host Jon Stewart and the players themselves. Starting with the inception of the show and Craig Kilborn’s turn as host, this history will cover the groundbreaking election coverage, Jon’s famous monologue in the wake of 9/11, confrontations with John McCain and Hillary Clinton, The O’Reilly Factor, the war with CNN, and every satirical moment in between, including legendary cast members Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, Lewis Black, Jon Hodgman, Steve Carell, Larry Wilmore, John Oliver and a foreword from Jon Stewart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This in-depth oral history, read by a bevy of top-flight audiobook narrators, takes the listener behind the scenes to hear from the writers, producers, and comics who brought the show to life…This is a must-listen for the true fan.”

    AudioFile

  • “Smith digs deep into the show’s ascendance and cultural influence…In the Age of Trump, the time has never been better to delve into the minds of the masters who became a vital part of our democracy. Stewart is the craft’s Tom Joad, and wherever there’s a mountain of bulls— he’ll be there.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • Deftly recount[s] the way Stewart's sensibilities, political realities (and unrealities), defining events like 9/11, advances in technology and changes in the television news landscape moved the show from spectator to player. USA Today
  • Mr. Smith's book feels like a visit to a distant time. New York Times
  • Readers of this compelling history will appreciate the sweat behind every joke. Washington Post
  • Smith gives readers sound bites from some smart, funny and self-aware people waxing rhapsodic about their 'let's put on a show' adventures...the seeming candor of Stewart in particular gives the book a refreshing amount of depth, particularly regarding backstage drama...the real measure of the show and the book that bears its name is, did it have a point, and, moreso, was it funny in making it. The answer, on both counts, is a resounding, laugh-out-loud 'yes.' Chicago Tribune
  • “Zippy, smart.”

    New York Magazine
  • Comedy Central's The Daily Show was a cultural phenomenon, and now it gets the oral history it deserves...Smith tells the show's story through artfully arranged first-person recollections. ..it is more than a collection of famous moments, but rather a work of distinctive, original social commentary. The National Book Review
  • There is solace in this chatty and highly informative tome....THE DAILY SHOW (THE BOOK) is like eating popcorn, in that it's light and fun and easy to consume....the book is a love letter to the people that built The Daily Show and make it work night after night. Vulture
  • Stewart even contributed the introduction. But this isn't a sanitized history. There's plenty of warts and all (and some fun hijinks as well). It's also a smart look at the business of TV and how 24-hour news channels and the rise of conservative media have changed our political culture. Hollywood Reporter
  • Wonderfully compiled...Certainly if you are a fan of the show you must read THE DAILY SHOW (THE BOOK)...it is a sincere blast to relive its finest moments and understand how it was achieved and more importantly remember how much it was a major part of the democratic process...Bravo, Mr. Smith. Reality Check News & Information Desk
  • “A lively oral history of The Daily Show…An intimate and entertaining look at a fake-news program whose caustic, witty alchemy remains missed by many.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • [A] substantial, many-faceted oral history....This superbly well-edited choral work illuminates the enormous effort, creativity, collaboration, and hustle required for producing a hilarious, news-focused, four-times-a-week comedy show and the chutzpah necessary for taking on the powers-that-be. Booklist
  • A Bustle Pick of the Best Nonfiction Books Coming in November 2016
  • A New York Times Bestseller

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About the Author

Jon Stewart is a comedian, writer, actor, producer, director, bestselling author, and former host of The Daily Show.

About the Narrators

Christian Coulson is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator and an actor best known for his role as Tom Marvolo Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Other film credits include Take Me Back, I Am Nasrine, and Amateurs.

Jay Snyder is a voice actor, voice director, and script adapter who studied acting at the Julliard School in New York City. He is best known as the voice of Yugi Muto from the Japanese manga television series, Yu-Gi-Oh! His audiobook narrations have earned three AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he was a finalist for the Audie Award for Best Fiction Narration in 2015.

Kevin T. Collins, an Audie Award–winning audiobook narrator, is an actor, singer, recording artist, and director who can be seen Off-Broadway, on television, and in films.

Lauren Fortgang, a graduate of Fordham University’s Theater Program, is an actress, costume designer, and narrator. She has recorded everything from video games to textbooks. Her audiobook narrations have earned AudioFile Earphones Awards and placed her as a finalist for an Audie Award in 2014.

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has won five Audie Awards from the Audio Publisher’s Association, fourteen Earphone Awards, and two Listen Up Awards from Publisher’s Weekly. He was named a 2008 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture by AudioFile magazine. He has appeared on stage as well as in film and television, and he is a veteran voice actor who can be heard in numerous cartoons and video games. He is one of the founders of New York City’s Collective Unconscious theater, and his performances include the award-winning “reality play” Charlie Victor Romeo and A. R. McElhinney’s cult classic film A Chronicle of Corpses.

Robert Fass is a veteran actor and twice winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has earned mulltiple Earphones Awards, including one for his narration of Francisco Goldman’s Say Her Name, which was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Audiobooks of 2011. He has given voice to modern and classic fiction writers alike, including Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Asimov, Jeffrey Deaver, and John Steinbeck, as well as to nonfiction works in history, memoir, health, journalism, and business.

Chris Lutkin has been in and around the business of acting for more than twenty-five years. A member of Ensemble Studio Theater for twenty years, his proud moments include being directed by Jerry Zaks in a play called Buddy-Pals and working with Horton Foote on his play Lily Dale playing Horace, and putting in more than four hundred off-Broadway performances in a Perfect Crime.

Graham Halstead, an Earphones Award and Audie Award–winning narrator, is a professionally trained actor and voice artist. As an actor, he has worked internationally in Edinburgh and London, as well as at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. His youthful, easy-flowing voice can be heard on television and radio voicing spots for Airborne and Allegra.

Ryan Vincent Anderson is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator.

Sophie Aldred is an English actress and television presenter best known for her role as Ace in the popular BBC television series Doctor Who during the late 1980s.