The Daily Show

10 Worst Episodes of The Daily Show

Trevor Noah and The World's Fakest News Team tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 12, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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#10 - November 16, 2021 - Ai Weiwei (Season 27 - Episode 28)

A racially charged complaint rocks the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial, Ronny Chieng debates passersby about Thanksgiving, and Ai WeiWei discusses his memoir "1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows."

The episode was rated 6.75 from 12 votes.

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#9 - Richard Lewis (Season 1 - Episode 5)


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The episode was rated 6.75 from 12 votes.

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#8 - Solange Knowles (Season 25 - Episode 36)

Trevor highlights Trump family members’ rotten behavior, Dulce Sloan examines disheartening workplace studies, and Solange Knowles discusses “When I Get Home.”

The episode was rated 6.73 from 26 votes.

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#7 - Tracee Ellis Ross (Season 25 - Episode 144)


Desi Lydic Fox-splains Kamala Harris, Dulce Sloan talks to drag queens getting out the vote, and "Black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross discusses moderating at the 2020 DNC and "The High Note."

The episode was rated 6.69 from 13 votes.

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#6 - September 28, 2021 - Davido (Season 27 - Episode 2)

Dulcé Sloan reacts to a drastic technology crackdown in China, Roy Wood Jr. honors pioneering Black models, and Nigerian-American musician Davido discusses his album "A Better Time."

The episode was rated 6.69 from 16 votes.

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#5 - Lester Holt (Season 24 - Episode 2)


The White House launches a presidential text alert system, a 1985 police report describes Brett Kavanaugh's involvement in a bar fight, and NBC's Lester Holt stops by.

The episode was rated 6.68 from 41 votes.

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#4 - October 18, 2021 - Eve (Season 27 - Episode 12)

Trevor covers ongoing drama among congressional Democrats, Jordan Klepper visits a rowdy Trump rally in Des Moines, Iowa, and Eve discusses her ABC show "Queens."

The episode was rated 6.67 from 15 votes.

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#3 - Tyra Banks (Season 24 - Episode 101)


Trevor welcomes supermodel, entrepreneur and media mogul Tyra Banks to The Daily Show.

The episode was rated 6.66 from 41 votes.

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#2 - October 21, 2021 - Tammy Duckworth & Michael Pollan (Season 27 - Episode 15)

Senator Tammy Duckworth talks about disability rights in the workplace, Michael Kosta quizzes people about current events, and author Michael Pollan discusses “This Is Your Mind on Plants.”

The episode was rated 6.46 from 13 votes.

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#1 - Bono (Season 17 - Episode 27)


Aasif Mandvi reports on Egypt's election, a fire alarm blares over Brian Williams' broadcast, and Bono believes that America is close to ending the AIDS epidemic.

The episode was rated 5.90 from 10 votes.

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