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[09/19/05 - 12:00 AM]
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Taps New Correspondent Dan Bakkedahl to Join the "Daily Show" News Team

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" Taps New Correspondent Dan Bakkedahl To Join The "Daily Show" News Team

Correspondent Dan Bakkedahl's First Field Piece Is Scheduled To Premiere On Tuesday, September 20 At 11:00 P.M. ET/PT

NEW YORK, September 19, 2005 -- Dan Bakkedahl is the rookie reporter on the fake news beat. Bakkedahl has signed on as a new correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." His first field piece "Bumvertising," investigating the latest trend in cutting-edge advertising is scheduled to debut on Tuesday, September 20 at 11:00 p.m.

The "Daily Show" News Team includes Jon Stewart, correspondents Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry and Ed Helms and contributing correspondent Lewis Black.

"We looked at a lot of bogus reporters and Dan had the best fake credentials we could find," said Stewart Bailey, co-executive producer.

Bakkedahl is a graduate of the Florida State University School of Theater. He has worked extensively in theatre across the country including a five-year stint with The Second City in Chicago. While with The Second City, Bakkedahl wrote and performed in their 90th revue, "Doors Open on the Right." He is also a founding member of the groundbreaking improv groups ZUMPF, 4 Square, and Train Wreck at Chicago's most creative venue, the IO (formerly Improv Olympic). Bakkedahl's voice can be heard on the soon-to-be-released "Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks" video game as the lightening bolt-tossing Raiden.

"The Daily Show" regularly airs Monday-Thursday at 11:00 p.m. and repeats Monday-Friday at 1:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" was launched in the summer of 1996. The nightly news satire takes a reality-based look at news, trends, pop culture, current events, politics, sports, entertainment and the media. In each show, Stewart and a team of correspondents, including Dan Bakkedahl, Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry and Ed Helms comment on the day's stories employing actual news footage, taped field pieces, in-studio guests and on-the-spot coverage of important news events.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 87 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com.





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