Fact-checking “The Daily Show”: The Real Journalists Who Keep Fake News Honest

Trevor Noah, Larry Wilmore and Samantha Bee aren’t real newscasters, but they play them on TV — thanks, in part, to the real journalists in their writers’ rooms.

Satirical news has become a mainstay of pop culture. We ask, what purpose do these programs serve beyond entertainment? How beholden are they to the facts? And are the satirists speaking truth to power in a way “real” journalists cannot?

Join us for a conversation with five journalists-turned-comedy writers, researchers and producers:

Dan Amira, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

Daniel Radosh, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

Cord Jefferson, formerly of “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”

Naureen Khan, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”

Sanya Dosani, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”

Moderated by Brooke Gladstone, WNYC’s “On the Media”





May 4, 2016
7.00 pm–8.30 pm


66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011