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  • C4 not picking up The Daily Show this year,

    Well I'm happy to say that I can finally announce this....



    The Daily Show and The Colbert Report Premieres Tuesday April 6th @ 10:30pm on Comedy Central - SKY Digital Channel 010

    AUCKLAND, Wednesday 17th February 2010 – A two-pronged comedy attack is winging its way to TV screens all around New Zealand. The acclaimed Daily Show and The Colbert Report will be playing back to back on the home of the funnies - Comedy Central – starting April 6th.

    Both shows will be fresh off the satellite feed on the same day as the US broadcast – with The Daily Show: Global Edition arriving on Comedy Central in NZ on a Monday evening then new daily episodes every Tuesday to Friday at 10:30pm, with The Colbert Report immediately following at 11pm.

    The Daily Show really needs no introduction. But if you HAVE been living under a rock for the past few years, the half hour satirical news show has been critically acclaimed for its sometimes surreal, sometimes brutally honest take on the absurdity of the US media – frequently taking pot shots at Fox News and right-wing commentators. Having been awarded 13 Emmy’s and 2 Peabody Awards over the 10 years Jon Stewart has helmed the show, Stewart himself has become a household name, the thinking woman’s crush du jour and has gone on to mainstream success presenting both the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards twice.

    Stephen Colbert’s Daily Show spin off, The Colbert Report, is a deliberate send up of the very right wing shows that The Daily Show takes aim at. Colbert (pronounced Coal-Bear) is eerily accurate with his portrayal of the likes of Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and a plethora of other “dangerous” political commentators and presenters. His deadpan delivery and constant bandwagonesque jumping (including ridiculing President Bush at a White House Correspondent’s Dinner; broadcasting from Baghdad with “Operation Iraqi Stephen” and sponsoring the US Olympic Speed skating team at the current Winter Olympics), on top of his ever escalating parodied sense of self worth, have shown that it’s not just a one-horse race in terms of satirical news shows.

    Absolutely brilliant, political satire at its best, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are shows “unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity or even accuracy; the only place you’ll find all the truthiness you deserve. “. Well that’s what it says on The Daily Show website.


    For media enquiries regarding The Daily Show and The Colbert Report returning to Comedy Central New Zealand, contact

    Sarah McMullan
    Comedy Central New Zealand
    + 64 9 308 6615

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