Jon Stewart's Daily Show is a joke that got old

Jon Stewart's Daily Show is a joke that got old

What’s old is new again. The Daily Show, floundering on increasingly marginal cable network Comedy Central, has turned to the familiar face of Jon Stewart to steady the ship. A quarter of a century on from his first time hosting the programme, Stewart’s pitch remains essentially the same: the Democrats and Republicans are both dumb, but the Republicans are dumber and you shouldn’t vote for them. Last night’s opening show demonstrated that in 2024 this isn’t enough, as Stewart performed …