Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to news stories, the Daily Show also has celebrities (and semi-celebrities) on for interviews with the host, Jon Stewart. Lampooning everything from televangelists to Charlton Heston ("I did not play a homo in Ben-Hur"), and shamelessly assigning faux-news epithets ("Newt Gingrich: Giant Toddler") Kilborn, Winstead, and the crew actually manage to report some real news from time to time.
Theme song: "Dog On Fire" by They Might Be Giants
When the show came back on the air during the 2007/2008 WGA writers strike it was renamed A Daily Show as Jon said it could not be The Daily Show without it's writing team. The show returned to The Daily Show on February 13 2008 at the end of the strike.