‘Daily Show’ Heads to Austin for Election Day: ‘Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess’

By Mark Joyella 

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Comedy Central has announced its plans for Election Day, with Jon Stewart taking “The Daily Show” on the road to Texas. Next week, the show will cover the midterm elections with special coverage dubbed “Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess.”

The week of shows, starting October 27, will tape at Austin’s ZACH Theatre and air nightly at 11 p.m.:


Guests will include Texas State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis (D-TX) who will be promoting her book, “Forgetting to be Afraid” (October 27), Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX; October 28) and a performance by Austin natives Spoon from their new album, “They Want My Soul” (October 30).

This marks the 11th time the series has taken its critically-acclaimed and award-winning “Indecision” coverage on the road to broadcast for a week, having previously travelled to Philadelphia (2000 RNC), Los Angeles (2000 DNC), Boston (2004 DNC), Denver (2008 DNC), Minneapolis (2008 RNC), Tampa (2012 RNC) and Charlotte (2012 DNC) to cover the national party conventions, to Washington, D.C. (2002), Columbus, OH (2006) and Washington, D.C. (2010) for special midterm election coverage. The series is a two-time Peabody Award recipient for its coverage of the now-infamous 2000 election and the 2004 election. “The Daily Show” is also a nineteen-time Emmy winner (including a record ten consecutive wins for Outstanding Variety Series).