The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (ABC 2 Digital TV)

In Australia The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is broadcast at 710pm Monday to Friday on Free to Air ABC2 digital TV and on the Comedy Channel available to Austar, Optus and Foxtel cable TV customers.

Presented by Jon Stewart, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart delivers smart wit, satire and commentary on current affairs. The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program takes a reality-based look at news, trends, pop culture, current events, politics, sports and entertainment with an alternative point of view.

Jon has been described by guests as:

This man works his ass off, for you. Single handedly saving our democracy through his show … I looked in the dictionary and under the word patriot, guess whose picture I saw: Jon Stewart” – Will Ferrell on the Daily Show With Jon Stewart July 31st 2006

I’ve been living in London for the last 3.5 years now … they show your show [Daily Show Global Edition] on CNN international … i’m so greatful to be able to get the best damn news show in America and what I am a little surprised about is that they haven’t put your face on a stamp” – Kevin Spacey on the Daily Show With Jon Stewart June 29th 2006

In each show, presenter Jon Stewart and a team of correspondents comment on the day’s stories, employing actual news footage, taped field pieces, in-studio guests and on-the-spot coverage of important news events. In addition to news stories, the program includes interviews with celebrities, semi-celebrities, authors and political figures.

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If you’re tired of the stodginess of the evening newscasts, if you can’t bear to sit through the spinmeisters and shills on the 24-hour cable news networks, don’t miss The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a nightly half-hour series unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity or even accuracy.

The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show takes a reality-based look at news, trends, pop culture, current events, politics, sports and entertainment with an alternative point of view. In each show anchorman Jon Stewart and a team of correspondents, including Dan Bakkedahl, Jason Jones, John Oliver and Samantha Bee comment on the day’s stories, employing actual news footage, taped field pieces, in-studio guests and on-the-spot coverage of important news events.

That’s what their PR page says… but The Daily Show has a serious edge …

Sure, The Daily Show may just seem like a smart comedy program on basic cable; nothing more than good political satire and a spot-on parody of TV news pieties … but push a bit and he shows himself to be a savvy observer and critic of his industry … his scorching critique of television on CNN’s Crossfire last fall was so dead-on that the network’s president cited Stewart’s indictment when he canceled the show – www.wired.com

During an election cycle in which cable news has become increasingly either anodyne or ideological, and in which the three main network operations didn’t exactly perform like the swiftest boats in the river, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” has provided a brand of fake news that often feels a lot smarter than the real thing – Washington Post

the show is, as host Jon Stewart likes to say, “the most trusted name in fake news.” Its millions of regular viewers cleave fairly cleanly into two halves: smart people of all ages, for whom it’s the only watchable thing telecast on a more than weekly basis; and disaffected young people, for many of whom it serves as their principal source of news … Unmistakably, “The Daily Show” belongs smack in the progressive tradition of American political satire. From Mark Twain through Lenny Bruce and beyond, this tradition has generally targeted conservatives for their policies, while mocking liberals mainly for their hypocrisy or incompetence in opposing those policies – San Francisco Chronicle

How to Watch the Daily Show

In Australia The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is broadcast at 710pm Monday to Friday on Free to Air ABC2 digital TV and on the Comedy Channel available to Austar, Optus and Foxtel cable TV customers.

9 thoughts on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (ABC 2 Digital TV)”

  1. I am so excited that it is on SBS weekly now! I was addicted to the show when I was living in Montreal and have missed it ever since coming home to Sydney.

    EDITOR: Glad to hear it 🙂 Remember you can also see clips of the show online (see link above)

  2. I believe that you can also get Jon Stewart via Youtube.com – I have watched 2-3 video clips online

    EDITOR: that may be the case, but I would still recommend people who want to watch short clips of the show do so at the free and legally available Daily show clips page (Windows Media Player format) on the Comedy Central website (linked to in the post above)

  3. why doesn’t bush have the iraq pres. call the assembly into session have them either divide the country or divide the oil. but settle something or quit and tell bush to stick it

  4. I watched the Daily Show on Tuesday, and was confused and disappointed when he booked Dennis Miller, then gave him a virtual free pass on his views, all of which are one sided and completely right-wing and pro war in Iraq, never coming to grips with the foibles of the Bush administration. Miller then said that he can’t stand to not have the truth told. I guess that he figures what he leaves out by being only critical of present and past liberals, and for the war is as honest as he can get.

    I’m disappointed that Jon never once challenged him, and treated him with the utmost kid gloves. Makes you wonder who else gets a free pass, despite their ideology, if they are friends of Jon.

    EDITOR: I just watched that episode, first he (Dennis Miller) teased fat people, then he teased hugo chavez (venezuela’s president), then he supported the war in Iraq etc

    I think you are kind of right, but basically almost all the interviews in the last 1/3 of the Daily Show show are “soft” promotional puff pieces. If you want to see interviews where the guest gets “nailed” and serious topics are discussed (not just a promo of the latest movie release like on The Daily Show), then you should watch the Colbert Report

  5. Hipsters on the streets of New York are wearing “Stewart/Colbert ’08” T-shirts, promoting a Dream Team presidential ticket featuring the Comedy Central stars. And the subway is plastered with ads for Man of the Year, the new Barry Levinson film that imagines an American public so disgusted with politics that it elects a fake news anchor president.

    Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, insists he’s not running. But judging from the reverential reception he received at last weekend’s New Yorker Festival, and the fact that tickets to his appearance sold out in about two minutes, there’s a hunger for something truthful and authentic in American politics. Man of the Year suggests the place to find it is in fake news.

    excerpt from Baltimore Sun article: Digging for the meaning of fake news’ acceptance: Jon Stewart’s program is one show viewers take seriously

  6. Other couples may disappoint. Jen and Vince. Paris and Nicole. Cheney and Rummy. But Stewart and Colbert have soared to hilarious new heights puncturing the Bush administration’s faux reality, with Stewart as the droll anchor and Colbert as the puffed-up Bill O’Reilly-style bloviator. While real network news withers, Stewart’s show has become the hot destination for anyone who wants to sell books or seem hip, from presidential candidates to military dictators. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf arrived at the Daily Show studio with bomb-sniffing dogs and a bulletproof facade for the anchor desk. For a Strong Man, Stewart said, he was “good people.”

    At the Emmys, Colbert greeted the Hollywood audience as “godless Sodomites,” and at the White House Correspondents Dinner, he proclaimed, standing beside the president, “Reality has a well-known liberal bias.” He hawks his own Formula 401 sperm on his show — “the more Stephen Colberts in the world, the better,” he assured me — including a Spanish version, “para chicas”; wants Congress to build a wall and moat with flames, fireproof crocodiles, predator drones and machine-gun nests to keep out immigrants; and has a running “Dead to Me” list that includes New York intellectuals, the cast of Friends and bow-tie pasta. “I’m not a fan of facts,” he boasts. “Facts can change all the time, but my opinion will never change.” Truthiness, a word he made up just before going on air, has been hailed by New York magazine as “the summarizing concept of our age.”

    Excerpt from Rolling Stones article America’s Anchors: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert faked it until they made it. Now they may truly be the most trusted names in news

  7. Shame SBS dropped it. “Couldn’t renew their contract”? What a load of baloney. Is anyone else in Australia picking it up? no. SBS are too busy shoveling ads down the throat of a dwindling audience to find the time to show insightful stuff like this. Fortunately we still have the net.

    EDITOR: yes it was too bad that SBS dumped the Daily Show again.

    Luckily people can watch clips via the comedy central website and “other sources”

  8. The daily show website is shite, the video delivery stuff doesn’t work properly if at all. Youtube is a good example of delivering video well and the dailyshow website doesn’t do it.

    EDITOR: I can see where you’re coming from … but on the other hand they offer a free archive of their show going back years which no one else does

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