Last week, The Daily Show took a much-deserved break. For the two weeks prior, the show had been on the road, reporting from both the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The show took biting swipes at both parties, though ultimately it was the interview portions -- featuring the likes of Marco Rubio, Michael Steele, Herman Cain, Tom Brokaw, Kristin Gillibrand, and Austan Goolsbee -- that provided some interesting insight and thoughtful commentary into what exactly was going on at the conventions.
Understandably, the series took a week off so that everyone could recoup. Tonight, though, The Daily Show is back with all new episodes, bringing the show back to the regular Monday through Thursday schedule, as opposed to the Tuesday through Friday schedule that the show adopted for convention coverage.
Tonight, Stewart will be interviewing Ghanian diplomat Kofi Annan, who just a few weeks ago quit his position as the UN - Arab League envoy to Syria out of frustration with the UN's lack of action in the conflict. You can bet that Annan will have some opinionated statements to make about the United Nations, and it'll be a juicy interview for sure.
Tomorrow night's guest will be controversial author Salman Rushdie, who recently published his autobiography Joseph Anton: A Memoir (Joseph Anton is the name Rushdie adopted after he was placed under a fatwa for writing The Satanic Verses).
Wednesday will see Stewart interviewing musician Pink, whose sixth studio album, The Truth About Love, will be released on September 18.
No guest has yet been set for Thursday's show.
You can check out the Daily Show's full coverage of both parties' conventions over at TheDailyShow.com. The Daily Show will air tonight at 11/10c on Comedy Central.