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How The Daily Show‘s Funny Is Made

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How <i>The Daily Show</i>‘s Funny Is Made

Wondering how The Daily Show comes up with its material? Apparently, through a successful method of stream of consciousness riffing and production staff with Photoshop.

New York Magazine’s Vulture blog has a great post wherein they run a segment of the show alongside a transcript of the conversation between producers that led to it:

Stewart: [Pause.] How does Sarah Palin lose a proxy war?!
Albanese: She’s a fucking grizzly bear!
Stewart: She’s a grizzly bear!
Albanese: Ain’t nothing in Georgia that could kick a grizzly bear’s ass! What do they have in Georgia that could kick a grizzly bear’s ass?
Lieb: The gay monster! Woooo-oooooo! Kick a grizzly bear’s ass …

As much as anything, it’s fascinating for the jokes that don’t work. Go read.

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