Saturday, December 08, 2007

For Those in Daily Show Withdrawal

You may already know this, but I just discovered it: Comedy Central has started a new website exclusively for The Daily Show.

If you get on the site you can watch clips from all the shows back into the distant past. This is a real bonanza for me, because, I confess, I came late to The Daily Show. I have a lot of catching up to do.

Believe it or not, DH and I didn't have cable TV until 2004. So, although I had heard about this "Daily Show" that all the young people in Gen X and Gen Y (and whatever you want to call that really new generation that's just getting going) got all their news from, I had never seen it. Not once.

But once we finally gave in and got cable (for the internet access more than the television aspect of the service), The Daily Show was one of the first shows I looked for - and was immediately hooked.

So, after three years of devotedly watching Jon Stewart, you can imagine how I'm feeling during the writer's strike. It is frustrating to hear the news stories come and go, which range from outrageous to ironic to ridiculous, and know that The Daily Show will not be skewering these events on its nightly program. I can only imagine the satire that might have occurred under other circumstances, and bemoan the loss of the brilliance that will never be seen.

I am hoping the strike will be over soon. But in the meantime, check out the link and slake your thirst for Daily Show satire with some old clips. It may be enough to hold you over; and at least it should help.

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