'Daily Show' Wins Emmy For Best Variety Show

11/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

(AP) LOS ANGELES -- Jon Stewart and his writing staff are owners of new Emmy Awards.

Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" was named the best comedy or variety show in the annual Emmy Awards. Blessed with an abundance of material during a presidential election, the show beat out David Letterman's "Late Show," "Saturday Night Live," "Real Time With Bill Maher" and "The Colbert (col-BEAR') Report (rap-PORE')"

Stewart's writing staff also won for best writing in a comedy or variety series, making it a clean sweep.

As he accepted the award, Stewart joked that it gave him and his staff time to go backstage and check out the NFL football game, being shown on another network.

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