NEW YORK, August 17, 2007 — Join “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” for “Operation Silent Thunder: The Daily Show in Iraq,” a week of special reports filed from Iraq. Yes, actual Iraq, not greenscreen Iraq. “Daily Show” Senior War Correspondent Rob Riggle will provide in-depth coverage and insights from the front lines throughout the country where he was embedded with the troops and learned just how hot 120° really feels. Tune-in to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” the week of August 20 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT for “Operation Silent Thunder: ‘The Daily Show’ in Iraq.”
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While on this trip to Iraq, Riggle toured with Horatio Sanz, Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer performing comedy sketches for the troops as part of the USO/Multi National Corps – Iraq entertainment tour entitled “Operation Feel the Heat.” A Major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Riggle served in Liberia, Kosovo and Afghanistan, and received more than 19 medals and ribbons, including the Combat Action Ribbon. Riggle’s television credits include: “Saturday Night Live” (2004-2005), “The Office” and “Arrested Development.” He has also appeared numerous times on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” from 1998 to 2004.
Jon Stewart and David Javerbaum are the executive producers of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” with Kahane Corn, Rory Albanese and Josh Lieb serving as co-executive producers. The series’ head writer is Steve Bodow. Chuck O’Neil is the director.