"Jon Stewart Goes Global"
July 10, 2002
by Art Smith


Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" is going on the road, sort of. CNN's international division, CNNi, has inked a deal with Comedy Central to broadcast a version of the show to 161 million homes around the world starting Sept. 21, Variety reports. The 30-minute weekend show, titled "The Daily Show: Global Edition," will feature Stewart retelling his funniest quips from that week's shows. Rena Golden, CNNi's executive VP and general manager, says that Stewart's wry handling of current-events coverage makes him "a great fit for a late-night audience." Golden goes on to explain that Stewart was the first and only choice for the job thanks in large part to his "quick wit" and because he doesn't fit the stereotype of an "overpowering American." The new deal expands Stewart's audience to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.


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