COMEDY Central funnyman Jon Stewart is taking
his act worldwide - via CNN.
Stewart, who hosts "The
Daily Show," will host "The Daily Show: Global Edition," a half-hour
weekly show airing on CNN International beginning on Sept. 21.
"Global Edition" will air
Saturdays and Sundays in most overseas regions and will be comprised
of bits culled from that weeks' worth of "Daily Show."
"We will take the best segments
which have relevance for an international audience like the
headlines and the best of his celebrity interviews," said CNN
International spokesman Nigel Pritchard.
AOL Time Warner owns CNN
and part of Comedy Central (with Viacom).
"'The Daily Show' has no
topicality internationally and no relevance for an audience
outside the U.S.," Pritchard said.
"We like the format of the
show and Jon is a very good host ... but we're using the style
of the show. It's not because of Jon but because of the program."
"The Daily Show" airs weekdays
at 11 p.m.