Documentary-maker Louis Theroux has spoken out against More 4’s treatment of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.
Since January 2011 More 4 decided to stop airing the nightly editions of The Daily Show and just broadcast the “best-of” complilation show – known as The Daily Show Global Edition – at 11.05pm every Monday.
Louis Theroux has been speaking to Radio Times calling for the show to be reinstated into More 4’s nightly lineup – “there is no show in the history of television that has been as consistently funny and as incisive, in my opinion, as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”.
He went on to say “in a crazy world it is one of the few shows that keeps me sane, with its puncturing of ludicrous public figures, official doublespeak, hypocrisy; and its commentary on the uniquely weird cultural landscape of 21st century America… I have been an obsessed fan for many years and I sang hosannas of gratitude when More4 began broadcasting the show – which turned to wailing lamentations after it was dumped due to low ratings”.
He also points out it’s a critical year for it to be on the air due to the upcoming Presidential elections this November – “The Daily Show is brilliant always but in an election year, it is something more than brilliant, it is essential… please join me in demanding that More4 reinstates the full four days a week of The Daily Show”.
Radio Times have opened a poll on their website so you can vote as to whether you want The Daily Show to return to More 4 – click here to vote.
Also, please become a member of our petition on Facebook to get The Daily Show back on UK TV on a nightly basis (whether it be on More 4 or on another channel) – www.lateshowuk.com/dailyshowpetition