The Daily Show: Global Edition is an international version of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, an American late night satirical television program created by Madeleine Smithberg and Lizz Winstead and hosted by Craig Kilborn (1996-1998) and Jon Stewart, since January 1999.
Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy from recent news stories, satirizing political figures, media organizations, and often, aspects of the show itself.
The show premiered in the USA on Comedy Central on 22 July, 1996.
The Daily Show: Global Edition airs in South Africa on DStv's CNN International channel on Saturdays at 22h30. Episodes are half an hour long.
The Daily Show is a daily comedy news talk show that re-invents topical news by poking satirical fun at both current events and the people involved in them.
Hosted by writer, producer and comedian Jon Stewart the show makes political and social commentary through Jon's witty comments, the satirical arrangement of footage and correspondents reporting both real and fake news from different places.
In addition to reporting it's own particular brand of news, each show includes interviews with celebrities and politicians who Jon pretends he's taking seriously, but never does.