My complaint to Channel4 about the loss of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

My complaint is about Channel4′s apparent decision to scale back showings of Comedy Central’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Late last year a friendly and satirical rally organized by Comedy Central and headlined by Jon Stewart, Steve Colbert and other Daily Show performers drew tens of thousands of people in bitterly cold weather. More recently Stewart’s intervention during the lame duck session of Congress was credited with securing virtually unanimous agreement for a bill covering the exceptional healthcare needs of 9/11 First Responders–people who dug in the rubble of the World Trade Centre in their country’s time of need.

The Daily Show has become an essential key to understanding US politics and popular culture, and for that reason I admire Channel4 for bringing it to us in the UK.

It also happens to be the best political satire programme in the world.

Please restore daily broadcasts.

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3 Responses

  1. I sent a complaint worded more or less as above via the general feedback form on Channel4′s website. I’ll post the URL I used in the hope that it may be of use to others.

  2. To complain, use this URL (redirects to channel4.com):

    http://tinyurl.com/channel4complaint

  3. I received a reply to the effect that the company wants to spend its money on home-grown products. In particular they refer to True Stories and an upcoming series they call The 10 O’Clock Show.

    I wonder, do they mean the programme 10 O’Clock Live, which is due to start on Channel4 on January 20?

    “A weekly, live comedy and current affairs show hosted by David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne”

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/10-oclock-live

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