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.