"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" has announced that it will be going on the road to cover the Republican National Convention from Tampa, Florida this August. The broadcasts will mark the first of two weeks of on-location convention coverage by the satirical news show, which previously announced it would air from Charlotte, North Carolina during the DNC in September.
From Tuesday, August 28 through Friday, August 31, "The Daily Show" will tape at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Ferguson Hall and air nightly at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. The show will then head to Charlotte to cover the 2012 DNC from ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center from Tuesday, September 4 through Friday, September 7.
"We are incredibly excited to spend a week in the beautiful city of Tampa," said Rory Albanese, Executive Producer. "We look forward to enjoying the beaches and the exciting nightlife, plus we assume this counts as a visit to our grandparents."
Both weeks of convention coverage will feature news, analysis, and guest interviews from host Jon Stewart, as well as coverage by "The Best F#@king News Team Ever" including Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, John Oliver and Jessica Williams.
For a look at what might be in store, here's a flashback to the team's coverage of the RNC in 2008: