The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are both late-night TV shows on Comedy Central in the United States.

While The Daily Show features several "correspondents," like John Oliver, Asif Mandvi, Wyatt Cenac, and Jason Jones, The Colbert Report is presented pretty much entirely by Stephen Colbert, who plays the character of a goofy Republican talk show host.

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The Colbert ReportThe Daily Show
Genre Comedy Satire News parody Comedy Satire News parody
Format Late night talk show Late night talk show
Created by Stephen Colbert, Ben Karlin, Jon Stewart Madeleine Smithberg, Lizz Winstead
Directed by Jim Hoskinson Chuck O'Neil
Presented by Stephen Colbert Craig Kilborn (1996–1998) Jon Stewart (1999–present)
Starring Stephen Colbert, Guests Correspondents, Guests
Opening theme Composed by Cheap Trick Bob Mould, "Dog On Fire" (performed by They Might Be Giants)
Country of origin United States United States
No. of episodes 504 1,652 (as of January 15, 2009)
Executive producer(s) Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, Stephen Colbert David Javerbaum, Jon Stewart
Running time 22 minutes 22 minutes
Original channel Comedy Central Comedy Central
Original run October 17, 2005 – present July 21, 1996 – present
Related shows The Daily Show The Colbert Report
Introduction (from Wikipedia) The Colbert Report (/kolˈbɛɹ ɹəˈpɔɹ/—the t is silent in both "Colbert" and "Report") is a Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning American satirical television program that airs from 11:30 p.m. to 12:00 midnight Eastern Time Zone (North Americ The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is an American satirical television program airing each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central in the United States. The half-hour long show premiered on July 21,
Language(s) English English
President Obama on The Daily Show
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President Obama on The Daily Show
First Lady Michelle Obama on The Colbert Report
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First Lady Michelle Obama on The Colbert Report

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