Jul 18, 2018
Conversation #168, recorded on May 15, 2018. Vance DeGeneres is a comedian, producer and actor, known to many as one of the original correspondents on THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, serving on-camera from January 1999 to May 2001. From the field to the studio, Vance worked alongside a cast that included Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Mo Rocca, Beth Littleford and more, making his mark with a dry wit and a perchance for drawn-out puff pieces - including the recurring favorite, A Daily Show Tale Of Survival. Though he departed the show early into it's 17-year run, Vance was present at so many seminal points in Jon's early days and he takes a stroll down memory lane pitstops like Jon's first week, The famed RNC week in Philadelphia, Election Night (turned Indecision) 2000, and the month long Jon Stewart "Death to Smoochy" sabbatical that led to Vance guest hosting the program himself. While the terrific Chris Smith Daily Show Book has plenty of insight, Vance's perspective was sadly lacking - so, hopefully this in-depth chat answers more than a few lingering questions. The perfect compliment to Vic's other podcast, The Daily Show Weekly - strap in for a hot and flakey ride. The Daily Show Weekly and Hail Satire! are hosted and produced by Vic Shuttee.