Comedy Central Announces ‘The Daily Show’s Convention Coverage Lineup
Back in April, Comedy Central announced that The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will tape special episodes during both the Republican and Democratic conventions, and today the network revealed the full plans for both weeks. In addition to taping episodes in both Cleveland (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents The 2016 Republican National Convention: Submission Accomplished) and Philadelphia (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents The 2016 Democractic National Convention: Let’s Not Get Crazy), The Daily Show will air two pre-convention specials at 11:00pm: The Road to “The Road” on July 18th and What to Expect When You’re Expectant on July 25th. Coverage will continue on SiriusXM, Amazon, and Snapchat through the initiatives below:
SIRIUSXM SIMULCAST: SiriusXM will launch and exclusively simulcast “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central Radio (channel 95) starting on Tuesday, July 18 making “The Daily Show” the first late night talk show to simulcast episodes on radio.
AMAZON’S ALEXA: “The Daily Show” will launch on the Amazon Alexa voice service on Monday, July 18, making it the first late night show to appear on the platform. With a launch timed to the show’s coverage of the national conventions, fans with Alexa-enabled devices will have access to a “Daily Show” Flash Briefing featuring a daily bit of news from the show. Fans can enable the new Alexa skill from the “Daily Show” to get content such as segments about candidates and upcoming guests.
SNAPCHAT: “The Daily Show Convention Coverage 2016: Democalypse Now,” a three-part special on Snapchat, will premiere on Friday, July 15 to coincide with the show’s coverage of the national conventions. The specials will feature exclusive short form episodes produced by the show featuring Trevor and the correspondents as it travels to these key political events. The first episode debuts on Friday, July 15 with a lead up to the conventions; episode two will launch on Friday, July 22 with unfettered RNC coverage and episode three will culminate from the DNC on Friday, July 29.
If you’re near Cleveland during the Republican convention, you can also attend The Daily Show Convention Sideshow for free on Sunday, July 17th and Monday the 18th. The event will take place at 2400 Superior Avenue E and include the below activities:
RUN FOR THE BORDER: As the marquee activation, “Run for the Border” offers attendees a chance to put their political passion to the test with an interactive game that’s fun for everyone. The activation is oriented in front of an expansive digital projection and features a row of seats equipped with hand controls that propel on-screen avatars in a race to the nearest border.
THE HALL OF NOT PRESIDENTS: Puts a political spin on fun house mirrors, featuring a hallway full of satirical hairstyles and pantsuits, commonplace to the political landscape.
THE YUUUGE WALL: Bringing the issue of border control to life with a literal huge wall installation. Complemented by politically-inspired graffiti penned by Cleveland-based artists, participants will also have the chance to leave their own mark.
GRAB-A-DELEGATE: Participants compete for bragging rights by stepping into a glass wind machine booth and tasked to grab as many paper props as they can (think faux “dirty money” and one nominee’s “deleted emails”).
HOT BUTTON ISSUES: This whack-a-mole inspired game gives players a fun way to drop the proverbial (foam) hammer on politics and punditry antics, from gun control to climate change to immigration.
THE DAILY SHOW DESK: The best seat in the house! Positioned as a lounge area with a full-sized replica of Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show” desk, this activation is designed for shareable photo moments as attendees can snap photos from Noah’s chair.