LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2017 – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is taking the show on the road to Chicago for a special week of shows called, “The Daily Show Undesked Chicago 2017: Let’s Do This Before It Gets Too Damn Cold.” The late night series will telecast from the Athenaeum Theatre from Monday, October 16 through Thursday, October 19 nightly at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. The Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago is located at 2936 N. Southport Avenue. Tickets for the tapings are free and only available through the dedicated Daily Show website, and not through the host venue. They can be requested via www.thedailyshow.com/chicago.
This marks the 14th time the series has taken its coverage on the road for a special week of episodes, most recently to Cleveland and Philadelphia for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions respectively last summer.
The Daily Show recently concluded its most-watched quarter since Noah took over as host in 2015, capped off by its most-watched month in June, continuing a streak of 10 consecutive months of year-over-year ratings growth. During the current season, total viewers are up 26% year-over-year with Adult 18-49 ratings up 20%. The Daily Show remains the #1 choice for millennial men and is #2 among all millennials, behind The Tonight Show.
2Q 2017 also represented The Daily Show’s best quarter ever in both total full episode streams (+118% vs. year ago) and average weekly full episode streams (+105% vs. year ago). The show had strong gains on Facebook and YouTube during 2Q 2017 with over 203M video views on Facebook (+184% vs. year ago) and 143M videos streamed on the show’s YouTube channel (+305% vs. year ago). Overall, The Daily Show has recorded over half a billion video views on the platform since launching its own, dedicated YouTube channel just over one year ago.
Trevor Noah, Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz and Jill Katz are the Executive Producers of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, with Justin Melkmann as Co-Executive Producer. Eric Davies, Pam DePace, Ramin Hedayati and Elise Terrell as Supervising Producers. Zhubin Parang is the Head Writer with Daniel Radosh as Senior Writer. The series is directed by Chuck O’Neil. Sarah Babineau is the Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is seen in 133 countries and territories across the world.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs Mondays-Thursdays at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central and is available to stream the following day on thedailyshow.com and the Comedy Central App. Viewers can follow The Daily Show on Twitter (6.6M followers) and Instagram (890K followers), subscribe to their YouTube channel (2.4M subscribers) and become a fan of The Daily Show on Facebook (7.3M fans). Fans can follow Trevor Noah on Twitter (7.1M followers), Facebook (4.2M fans) and Instagram (1.6M followers).
A unique performance complex, the Athenaeum Theatre opened in 1911 as part of the campus of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Conceived as a “neighborhood playhouse,” by the original German-American parish, the Athenaeum Theatre is a historic building and the oldest continuously operating off-Loop theater in Chicago. The Athenaeum Theatre promotes the arts, arts education and adds to its century old heritage by sharing the various public spaces of the historic Athenaeum Theatre building with the community and celebrates diversity and strives for inclusivity of all.
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