On June 15 at 11 a.m., the Newseum will bring together Jen Flanz, executive producer for “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” supervising producer Ramin Hedayati and producer Jocelyn Conn for an exciting program exploring the funnier side of news with Comedy Central.
As we eagerly anticipate the opening of the Newsum’s newest exhibit, “Seriously Funny: From the Desk of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,’” these producers will discuss their experiences producing the nightly Comedy Central satirical news and talk show with current “Daily Show” host, Trevor Noah.
Flanz, Hedayati and Conn will also talk about the program’s history, the current iteration of the show as well as its irreverent look at contemporary topics including news, politics and pop culture. This program is included with Newseum admission. Buy your admission ticket online now to receive a 15 percent discount!
“Seriously Funny,” which explores the impact Stewart’s program had on American politics and the press, will open to the public on June 21. The centerpiece of the exhibit will be Stewart’s desk from “The Daily Show,” donated to the Newseum after Stewart’s final appearance on the late-night series after 16 years hosting the popular program. The exhibit will be displayed at the Newseum through Dec. 31, 2019.
“Seriously Funny” examines Stewart’s lasting influence on political satire through the comedians he mentored, including Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah. It also features an original Newseum-produced film that takes a behind-the-scenes look at “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.”
Among the artifacts the exhibit will display are: Gitmo, a puppet Stewart dubbed “senior imprisoned correspondent” who voiced the controversies that arose surrounding accused terrorists held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; a script from Stewart’s farewell show; a script from Stephen Colbert’s late-night series “The Colbert Report;” a framed tweet from “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library;” and the suit Noah wore on his first show as host in 2015.
Each day, our exhibits team continues preparing for the “Seriously Funny” opening. Be sure to check out their installation of the globe that was part of the set of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
Contributing support for “Seriously Funny: From the Desk of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’” was provided by Comedy Central.