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Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will suspend production completely due to the coronavirus outbreak, the cable network said.


Global (16 March 2020) – On Friday last week, an announcement was made that they would continue the show but without live audiences. This changed over the weekend when a decision was made to completely suspend production. The tentative plan is to return at month’s end.

“Our top priority is the safety of our guests and staff,” a Comedy Central spokesperson said today.

“Beginning Monday, March 16th, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will temporarily suspend production as a precautionary measure. We will continue to closely monitor the situation per guidance issued by the CDC and public health authorities and hope to return Monday, March 30th.”

The Daily Show joins a host of TV’s late-night shows that have stopped shooting as the coronavirus outbreak spreads around the globe.

  • ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • CBS‘ Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden
  • NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Watch Noah’s message below:

The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. It airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organisations, and often uses self-referential humour as well.

The half-hour-long show premiered on July 21, 1996, and was first hosted by Craig Kilborn until December 17, 1998. Jon Stewart then took over as the host from January 11, 1999, until August 6, 2015, making the show more strongly focused on political satire and news satire, in contrast with the pop culture focus during Kilborn’s tenure.

Stewart was succeeded by Trevor Noah, whose tenure premiered on September 28, 2015. Under different hosts, the show has been formally known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 1999 until 2015, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah since 2015. The Daily Show is the longest-running program on Comedy Central (counting all three tenures), and has won 24 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Source: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
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