Barack Obama on Comedy Central


Comedy Central has confirmed that US President Barack Obama will make his sixth appearance as a guest on spoof news programme The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

The episode featuring President Obama will premiere on Comedy Central in the US on Thursday 18 October at 23h00 ET/PT, and then in sub-Saharan Africa on Comedy Central Africa (DStv Channel 122) on Friday 19 October at 22h10 CAT.

This is President Obama’s second appearance on the show since taking office as President of the United States of America. His last appearance on The Daily Show was on 27 October 2010 when The Daily Show taped a week of shows in Washington, D.C.

Whether it’s skewering the day’s breaking news, investigating the people, places and events that make America what it is, or ranting and raving on politics in its award-winning Indecision election year coverage, The Daily Show has earned its title as “The Most Trusted Name In Fake News’.

The biggest newsmakers – from political heavyweights to real news journalists to Hollywood hotshots – make the seat across from anchor Jon Stewart their first stop, giving the most hilariously informative interviews anywhere. Guests who have appeared on The Daily Show include: former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, Vice President Joe Biden, former Vice President Al Gore, Speaker of the House Representative Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senators John McCain, John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Reverend Al Sharpton, General Colin Powell, Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader, George Stephanopoulos, Wolf Blitzer, Christiane Amanpour, Michael Moore, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Cameron Diaz, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Cruise, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rob Lowe, Don Cheadle, Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, Ringo Starr, Ed Norton, George Carlin and First Lady Michelle Obama among others.

In addition, General Pervez Musharraf, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, was Stewart’s guest on September 26, 2006, marking the first time a sitting head of state had appeared on the show. Other international figures that have appeared on the show include former Prime Minister of Great Britain Tony Blair, Bolivian President Evo Morales, former President of Mexico Vicente Fox and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.


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