Multi-platform retrospective includes continuous stream of host’s every “Daily Show” episode
Jon Stewart will get a one month send off courtesy Comedy Central, the network announced Thursday.
Called “Your Month of Zen,” the network will offer a continuous, multi-platform stream of every episode of “The Daily Show” Stewart has hosted, going all the way back to his first broadcast from January 11, 1999. The conclusion of the month-long marathon will coincide with Stewart’s final broadcast on August 6.
The stream will be available at the “Daily Show” website and via the Comedy Central app. It begins June 26 at noon.
Comedy Central Radio on SiriusXM will join the stream starting on Saturday, August 1 at 7am ET through Monday, August 3 at 7am. The 48-hour weekend event, dubbed “Jon Voyage,” will also be available through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices.
Recently, the show held a “News Your Own Adventure” poll allowing fans to vote for their favorite “Daily Show” clips from 20 categories.
The winning segments will appear in “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: News Your Own Adventure,” an original one-hour special written and produced by the show and hosted by correspondents Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj and Jessica Williams from “The Best F&#ing News Team Ever!” The special will debut on Sunday, August 2 at 9pm ET/PT.
Stewart announced in February that he would be departing the popular satirical news show after 16 years at the anchor’s desk. “It’s been an absolute privilege. It’s been the honor of my professional life. And I thank you for watching it, for hate watching it, whatever reason you were tuning in for,” Stewart said.
Jon Stewart, Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz, Tim Greenberg, Jill Katz and Adam Lowitt are the executive producers of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” with Hillary Kun as co-executive producer. Pam DePace, Justin Melkmann and Stuart Miller are supervising producers. The series’ head writer is Elliott Kalan and it is directed by Chuck O’Neil.