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Not as good as the TV show
on 12 February 2006
I really like the Daily Show, so I thought this would be a great book to take on holiday and have a good laugh over. But I was wrong.
Its not awful, its not entirely unfunny, but its nowhere nearly as well written as the TV show.
Its definitely a more gentle satire of American politics than the Daily Show. Maybe they figured the difference lay in the target audience - TV watchers versus book readers. But this is definitely a 'knowing chuckle' kind of experience, as opposed to a laugh-out-loud one.
To summarise - bought it with great expectations, but sold it on in a couple of weeks.