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"Daily Show" Correspondent Keeps It Real in Iraq

"Daily Show" Correspondent Keeps It Real in Iraq

When "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" correspondent Rob Riggle reports on the Iraq war tonight, the segment will be a little different from Riggle's typical dispatches on "Mess O'Potamia." This time, Riggle will actually be reporting from Iraq.

Riggle, who was a major in the U.S. Marine Corps before becoming one of the "Daily Show"'s funny guys, recently spent five days with troops in Iraq as part of a USO comedy tour. While there, he and a "Daily Show" writer and producer gathered video footage to use on the show this week — the first time the show has reported from Iraq.

War is, obviously, a serious matter, so where's the funny part? Mostly, the reports will be making fun of Riggle and his adventures while overseas. "Of course what's going on is serious, and we take it very seriously," Riggle told the Hollywood Reporter. "Any humor we did, it's on me being an idiot. We know where the line is."

With embedded reporters and interviews with presidential candidates, the fake-news show is starting to look more and more like a real news outlet. I'm curious to see what Riggle has to say about Iraq now that he's seen the war up close.

Photo courtesy of Comedy Central

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CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
Sounds like a good idea and I'd like to watch it.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i'll have to see if i can find this somewhere - sounds pretty funny!
angeldevilwings angeldevilwings 9 years
The Daily Show rocks!!!!
bustacat97 bustacat97 9 years
I love the Daily Show and love love love Colbert! Can't wait for the election season to begin!
JenBrett JenBrett 9 years
if you missed wednesday and thursday night, go to the site an watch. mccain i a funny guy!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
I'm sure the Daily Show will provide a more thorough and concise reporting job than any of the real network news is providing these days.
staceyleeroberts staceyleeroberts 9 years
I love the Daily Show and the Colbert Report! I think it's great they are going to Iraq and making more people aware of what's going on. I hope they are careful and wish them well. Anymore I tune out the network news when they start talking about the war, it's the same news for the last few years. Not much has changed. SAD!!!!!
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