On Sunday, June 26, Comedy Central and SummerStage gave fans of The Daily Show a chance to get some laughs from the “Best F#@king News Team Ever” in person. The event featured performances by host Trevor Noah and correspondents Ronny Chieng, Jordan Klepper, Desi Lydic, Hasan Minhaj, Roy Wood Jr., Michelle Wolf, and Adam Lowitt. Fans headed over to Central Park to catch some hilarious stand-up comedy.
Admission to the show was first come, first served, and the venue quickly filled up. Attendees got seats in the far-off bleachers or sprawled their blankets across the ground. At 8:00 PM sharp, the fun began!
Each presenter got ample time on stage. Desi Lydic and Jordan Klepper were the hosts, doing some quick bits between the correspondents. Ronny Chieng’s humor has never clicked with me on the actual program, but he sure can work a crowd. Adam Lowitt, Roy Wood Jr., and fan-favorite Hasan Minhaj were great as well. My personal favorite was Michelle Wolf, who absolutely killed with her routine. Trevor Noah was saved for last. It’s no surprise that he generated big laughs, and was a fitting end to the night.