“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” will be taping a week of shows from Washington DC next week, days before Stewart and his Comedy Central colleague Stephen Colbert host their “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” Oct. 30.
This morning, the White House says that President Obama will be a guest on the show next week, the first sitting president to appear. Obama will tape his appearance Wednesday, October 27. He last appeared on the show a few weeks before the 2008 Presidential election (pictured).
While the other guests have not been announced, people close to the show tell TVNewser that “Daily Show” bookers have been aggressively reaching out to politicos in DC, and are trying to book at least one, and possibly two, prominent Republican guests.
Comedy Central is owned by MTV Networks, which hosted Obama just last week as part of a town hall discussion on its signature channel.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg TV’s next installment of “Game Changers” focuses on Stewart. More information on that, including a video preview, after the jump.
Among the notable figures Bloomberg has lined up to talk about Stewart: “NBC Nightly News” anchor (and regular “Daily Show” guest Brian Williams, The Daily Beast and CNN’s Howard Kurtz and comedian Ricky Gervais.