"THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART" COVERS THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS IN AUSTIN WITH "DEMOCALYPSE 2014: SOUTH BY SOUTH MESS" AIRING MONDAY, OCTOBER 27-THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
Guest Appearances Include Texas State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis (D-TX), Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and a Performance by Spoon
"An Evening with 'The Daily Show'" Event Featuring Stand-Up Performances and a Live Taping of "The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart" with Proceeds Benefitting Team RWB Austin Taking Place at The North Door on Sunday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m.
NEW YORK, October 22, 2014 - Next week, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" begins broadcasting from Austin to cover the upcoming midterm elections with "Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess." This special week of shows are taping at the ZACH Theatre and will air nightly at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT from Monday, October 27 through Thursday, October 30.
"Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess" will feature news and analysis on heated races across the country from host Jon Stewart as well as reports and field pieces delving into the rich mine that is Texas politics from "The Best F*ing News Team Ever!" including Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Jordan Klepper, Jessica Williams, Al Madrigal and Aasif Mandvi.
Guests will include Texas State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis (D-TX) who will be promoting her book, "Forgetting to be Afraid" (October 27), Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX; October 28) and a performance by Austin natives Spoon from their new album, "They Want My Soul" (October 30).
This marks the 11th time the series has taken its critically-acclaimed and award-winning "Indecision" coverage on the road to broadcast for a week, having previously travelled to Philadelphia (2000 RNC), Los Angeles (2000 DNC), Boston (2004 DNC), Denver (2008 DNC), Minneapolis (2008 RNC), Tampa (2012 RNC) and Charlotte (2012 DNC) to cover the national party conventions, to Washington, D.C. (2002), Columbus, OH (2006) and Washington, D.C. (2010) for special midterm election coverage. The series is a two-time Peabody Award recipient for its coverage of the now-infamous 2000 election and the 2004 election. "The Daily Show" is also a nineteen-time Emmy winner (including a record ten consecutive wins for Outstanding Variety Series).
Jon Stewart, Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz, Tim Greenberg, Jill Katz and Adam Lowitt are the Executive Producers of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" with Hillary Kun as Co-Executive Producer. Supervising Producers are Pam DePace, Justin Melkmann and Stuart Miller. Kahane Cooperman is Producer. The series' Head Writer is Elliott Kalan and it is directed by Chuck O'Neil.
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"An Evening with 'The Daily Show'" event features stand-up performances from writer Travon Free, field producer Jena Friedman, writer Matt Koff, executive producer Adam Lowitt and writer Dan McCoy and a live taping of "The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart" which will include a panel discussion with several correspondents about their experiences covering elections. This special episode of "The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart" will be available to stream online and to download via iTunes on Wednesday, October 29. "An Evening with 'The Daily Show'" takes place at The North Door (502 Brushy St.) in Austin on Sunday, October 26. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales of this event benefit Team RWB Austin which helps to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
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