"But kids won't get or appreciate the humor." EXCUSE ME? I dont want to attack you, but there are some very sophisticated kids out there. I'm 12 now, instead of the 11 it says I am, and I've understood this all since I was 9. Now I admit it's partially because I follow politics, but it's not all that hard. hilarious satire for all over 9 - the sex part is something most kids can deal with,
I love how The Daily Show and The Colbert Report both present the news in virtually opposite fashions. It's never entirely the same, and though it's different, it's always hilarious. Jon Stewart's sense of humor is a bit mature, but if you like to watch the news, it's understandable. I personally love Stewart's way of pointing out contradictions in media and politics, while at the same time mixing in funny, informative jokes. Unlike other news outlets, he's not as inclined to attack others for mistakes or disagreements. That makes the news a bit more bearable to listen to.
This show is amazingly funny... and political. I like politics so this show was good for me. Swears are bleeped out most of the time and Jon Stewart is a genius. If you like politics and you like to laugh this show is right for you.
Very funny show, but sometimes contains mature sexual references and (bleeped) strong language. In one episode, towards the end Jon repeatedly sings "They can go ***** themselves". Iffy for ages 14-15.
This show is better journalism than anything you'll find on Fox News. A recent example is the 9/11 First Responders bill. If Jon Stewart hadn't brought that bill to the attention of the public by devoting his last show of the year to it, many people who put their lives on the line on September 11, 2001, and are facing life-threating illnesses as a direct result, may very well be without healthcare right now. Jon Stewart is a hero and the best newsman/comedian on the planet. I have enormous respect for him, fellow Comedy Central "anchor" Stephen Colbert, and Bill Maher as well. Thanks to Stewart and his great reporting and comedic genius, I watch The Daily Show, well, daily. Keep up the great work, Jon! Highly recommended to anyone of any age with the intelligence and maturity to handle the political issues, as well as anyone who just likes to laugh.
Great show, but with all the swearing (which is usually beeped out be you still know what they are saying) it is for more mature and older teens. also, you have to understand the news to get it. Other than that, it's HILARIOUS and will bring a smile to anyone watching it. Grade: A-
The Daily Show and The Colbert Report go together like peanut butter and jelly!
I had seen parts of The Daily Show before since I've been an avid watcher of the Colbert Report for about a year now, but it didn't really seem all that interesting until we watched it in my AP Euro class when Stewart was making some jokes on the European economy. After that, I was hooked. Now my hour of nightly news comes from both Stewart and Colbert, which is better since Stewart often gives the context that Colbert has to leave out as part of his character. Here, it's just Stewart making fun of politics and world news, out in the clear, and it's just as funny.
However, it's a little bit edgier than the Colbert Report, the sex jokes in the particular. Usually it's because of the visuals to go along with it, whereas most of jokes on the Colbert Report either go without or show fairly innocuous pictures. At least once an episode, those images would be pretty hard to explain to younger viewers. The bleeped swearing is also more frequent here, but again, a lot of it is censored except for mild swears. (Though it's usually pretty easy to tell what was said in the bleeps.) Along with that are a couple moments where they seem like proponents of drug use, but they don't come up that often.
Overall, the show is a funny edition to my late night comedy.
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