The Daily Show (seasons 19 & 20)

{5/5} “I am more machine than man, twisted and evil. I am responsible for the deaths of billions of sentient beings. But it has come to my attention that you’ve been comparing me to Dick Cheney. That seems a bit harsh.” — Darth Vader

The Daily Show seasons 19 & 20, aired in 2013-15

Jon Stewart has just finished his final season as host of The Daily Show. If you watched the show, you’ll want to watch the final episode. Trevor Noah, a correspondent who was new last year, takes over as host in September.

Stewart makes fun of people who deserve to be made fun of and he treats seriously people who deserve to be treated seriously. He demonstrates people’s hypocrisy by showing clips of them saying contradictory things (typically these people are Republicans or people on Fox News).

He interviews politicians like Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren, and Kirsten Gillibrand. He interviews actors like Amanda Seyfried, Sigourney Weaver, Will Ferrell, and Nick Offerman. He interviews authors you may not have heard of but whose books you might want to read.

It’s an absolutely amazing show, and I’m a bit worried that it won’t be the same without Stewart at the helm. However, since the last time I talked about the show there’s been a couple of new shows with former correspondents. There’s a new spinoff, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. John Oliver has also gone on to host his own show, Last Week Tonight. And although Stephen Colbert has finished The Colbert Report he will soon be taking over for David Letterman.

I previously reviewed seasons ? – 18.

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