Ah, the election year, full of presidential candidates’ state fair speeches, scary political ads and family and friends divided by party lines. So who better to inform voters about the facts than “The Daily Show Live”?
UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center is getting political by bringing “The Daily Show Live” and its Indecision Tour 2012 to Birmingham at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in the center, 1200 10th Ave. South. “The Daily Show,” which has won 16 Emmy Awards, is visiting college campuses and performing art centers across the country for the tour. The show is sponsored by Comedy Central and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” as well as WBHM, UAB and Viva Health.
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” already has ramped up the funny covering the Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan showdown and promises to be one of the most popular and relevant shows on television this year. This is your chance to meet and laugh with some of the people behind this Emmy Award-winning show, including John Hodgman, Al Madrigal and Adam Lowitt.
The evening will begin with a 10-minute video introduction by Stewart, followed by stand-up performances and a Q-and-A with the audience, which will cover what it’s like to write for and be a part of a hugely successful television show. The event may contain adult language and content. Tickets are $48.50, $39.50 and $28.50; student tickets are available. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.
“The Daily Show” premiered in 1996 and has since become one of the most relevant and hilarious shows on television. The popular “fake news show” draws from politics, the media and world events to present thought-provoking but often absurdly funny and satirical news items, featuring earnest, over-the-top correspondents against Stewart’s straight man. The show has graduated comic actors including Steven Colbert, Steve Carell, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry. Guests have included President Barack Obama, former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, presidential candidate John McCain, world leaders, professional athletes and actors. Newsweek magazine calls it “the coolest pit stop on television.”