Stephen Colbert's 'The Daily Show' Reunion Is Exactly What The World Needs Right Now
Your favorite news team is getting the gang back together — at least for one night. As Entertainment Weekly reported, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will host a Daily Show reunion in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Colbert joining the late-night show. (No, I can't believe the dream team was assembled that long ago either.) On the May 9 episode, Colbert will reportedly be joined by his fellow former comedians/news translators Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms, and Rob Corddry.
Sure, Trevor Noah has proven to be a worthy successor to Stewart, but it may be impossible for The Daily Show to ever be as culturally relevant as it was during the height of the Bush years. Stewart, Colbert, Bee, and the rest of the cast tackled politics with brutal honesty and humor at a time when the country needed them the most. So, a reunion of these powerful political commentators is exactly what the world needs right now.
While the reunion is being held to celebrate Colbert's anniversary, there's no way that particular group of people will be able to sit in a room together without riffing on politics, President Trump, and the absurdity of the ongoing "fake news" debate. After all, as a satirical news show, The Daily Show was ahead of the curve when it came to pushing the boundaries of what a news broadcast should look like.
Having the hosts of three of the most invaluable sources of political commentary — Full Frontal, Last Week Tonight, and The Late Show — alongside Stewart is bound to be a must-see TV event. For one night, you'll be able to turn on your TV and relive that 2004 feeling again. At a moment when politics are more turbulent than ever before and many Americans feel unsafe, it will be a treat to be able to take a moment and laugh, even if it's just about how great things used to be when these awesome people hung out every night.
EW promises the entire episode will be devoted to the reunion, so you'll definitely have a chance to see what Stewart's Daily Show would look like in 2017. That alone is reason enough to tune in. Add in what's sure to be a hilarious and intelligent chat with the brightest minds in comedy, and this could be the event of the year — at least for classic Daily Show fans.
These people have been challenging the definition of news for two decades now, and in an era where the free press is being challenged on a daily basis, seeing them come together again is going to make a powerful (and entertaining) statement about why it's so important to have such funny people reminding the world to question their politicians every single day.