Guest: Author Chris Smith
If you are a loyal listener to Pop Culture Confidential you know that we are huge fans of The Daily Show. So we were very excited to speak to author Chris Smith who has arguably written THE definitive history of The Daily Show (The Book) that is now a New York Times Bestseller.
To chronicle the shows astounding 17 years on Comedy Central, Smith spoke to pretty much everyone involved with or adjacent to the show, including Jon Stewart who wrote the forward, Steven Colbert, Samantha Bee, Lewis Black, Steve Carell, John Oliver, writers, producers and more. The result is a very personal look at the shows evolution – from the early years with Craig Kilborn to Jon Stewart transforming the basic spoof-comedy show into a powerful, progressive and impactful voice in pop culture.
Don’t miss this in-depth look at the impact of Jon Stewart, the process of making The Daily Show and much more! For those of you that want more episodes – we can recommend our previous interviews with The Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi and producer/director Mikes Kahn who is now working at Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
The book The Daily Show (The Book) can be found online and in stores, it makes a fantastic gift that we can recommend for this Christmas season!
Chris Smith is a contributing editor for New York Magazine and his recent book The Daily Show (The Book) is now a New York Times Bestseller.