The Daily Show

The Daily Show

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart does not have a YouTube channel, so here is a link to its Comedy Central page. If you can’t wait to see it, check out the embedded version of it below.  Its embedded video will begin playing soon.

Amazingly, more 18-25 year olds in the USA get most of their news information from The Daily Show. This is because most intelligent young college/university students do not trust the mainstream media news programs to be their major sources, so they watch this show instead.  Furthermore, most 18-25 year olds cannot be bothered to sit through a typical 30 minutes newscast. They prefer to get their news in small chunks, starting with micro-blogs like Twitter and, if they have more time (5 to 10 minutes) from shows like The Daily Show.  They trust Jon Stewart integrity and he does a masterful job of interspersing actual news excerpts with his satirical comedy commentary in between the news excerpts.

In 2002, Stewart appeared at a Harvard University forum where he spoke and answered questions about the impact that his show and political satire  are having on the political views of young people in America. Even though it’s over an hour long, this even is well worth watching for people who are interested in the impact of political humor on an entire nation’s politics.

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UPDATE (11-15-15):

Sadly, Jon Stewart retired from The Daily Show earlier this year. However, a recent news release from HBO indicates that he will be working with them in the near future. In the meantime, Trevor Noah has taken over the helm and has already begun to create some buzz, as discussed in this interesting review from Salon.  To see for yourself, tap/click on the iframe below. (If you are not located in North America, you may need to use a VPN to trick Comedy Central into thinking your IP address is “acceptable.”)