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Book Trailer Thursday: The Daily Show (The Book)

Although Jon Stewart retired from The Daily Show in August 2015, fans will not soon forget his legacy in comedy and politics. In The Daily Show (The Book) (Grand Central), which released last month, Chris Smith records the memories the cast, crew, and guests shared while Stewart fronted the Emmy Award-winning news satire.

In today’s corresponding trailer, amusing Polaroids of Stewart and his most famous guests—from Steve Carell to Samantha Bee—crowd the left-hand side of the screen while equally entertaining quotations about the show appear on the right. As Editor Donna Seaman says in her Booklist review, “This superbly well-edited choral work illuminates the enormous effort, creativity, collaboration, and hustle required for producing a hilarious, news-focused, four-times-a-week comedy show and the chutzpah necessary for taking on the powers-that-be.” Trevor Noah continues to push important issues to the forefront with tongue-in-cheek humor, but if you still want more tidbits about Stewart’s reign, be sure to pick up a copy of this oral history.

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Biz Hyzy is a graduate of Lake Forest College with a BA in English Literature. She is one of Booklist's editorial assistants for the Adult Books department. In the past, she has worked as a bookseller at Half Price Books and as a writing tutor. When she isn’t reading, you can find her swing dancing or playing games.

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