For years Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” has been lampooning cable news, politics, and current events in a way that is both thoughtful and hilarious. They have done this in their own unique way and pioneered comedy news to the point that parody news shows and websites are following suit and springing up all over the internet.
Each year, The Daily Show presents an end of the year special known, appropriately enough, as “The Yearly Show”. This special has served as a reason that many people have kept their cable television subscription, but now there are alternatives.
In this article, we will go over the various ways that current and potential cord-cutters can enjoy “The Daily Show: The Yearly Show” by streaming it online. This way you won’t need a cable service to enjoy all the revelry!
What is It?
For those that don’t know, The Daily Show is a nightly comedy news show that was originally hosted by Craig Kilborn from 1996 to 1998. Jon Stewart took the helm in 1999 and transformed the show into the institution that it is today. The Kilborn version of The Daily Show was much less politically focused and less character driven.
The Stewart version introduced placed more emphasis on the role of the Daily Show Correspondent and in the process launched the careers of people like Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, Rob Riggle, and John Oliver to name a few. Stewart ended his tenure at The Daily Show in 2015 and hand it over to Trevor Noah.
Noah will be overseeing the festivities of this year’s “The Yearly Show” special, going over the various events and news stories that have shaped the year of 2017. There will also be appearances from various celebrities and personalities to round out the night’s events.
This years special will air live on Comedy Central on Monday December 18th at 11 p.m. ET.
How to Watch Online
Keeping in the cord cutting tradition I’m going to fill you in on the ways that you can stream The Daily Show’s The Yearly Show online. The Daily Show airs weeknights on Comedy Central. Here are the live streaming services that include Comedy Central.
The first method that you can use to watch “The Yearly Show” live is DirecTV Now. This streaming service is supported on nearly every smart device that you may have in your home as well as gaming consoles and PC.
DirecTV Now sign-up does not require a cable television subscription and has several channel packages at different prices to suit your viewing needs. All DirecTV Now packages include Comedy Central. The base package is 35$/month.
Furthermore, they offer a Free Trial so you can try out the service and see if you like it before you subscribe.
Sling TV is another streaming service that is similar to cable television and DirecTV Now in that it allows you to choose different channel packages for your viewing pleasure. Weather you decide to go with Sling Orange or Sling Blue, both include Comedy Central. If you want more comedy channels you can get the “Comedy Extra” add on for an additional $5/month.
If you are unsure about the service and want to test it out as well as watch “The Yearly Show”, then you can sign-up for a 7-Day Free Trial. Simply go to here and click on the blue “Try 7-Days Free” button, enter all the required information, and you will be able to use the Sling TV service free of charge for one week.
Comedy Central’s website, cc.com, is one of the few websites from a cable channel that allows you to view full episodes without the need for a subscription, including “The Daily Show”. There is one tiny drawback to this, however, in that cc.com does not air new episodes until a few days after they air on television.
If you can stand to wait a little bit after the special airs, then cc.com provides one of the easiest, hassle-free ways to watch “The Yearly Show”.
Take some time to laugh this holiday season. This year, with a number of ways to view it, The Daily Show’s “The Yearly Show” will be able to add to this merriment in its own unique way. So get ready for your “Moment of Zen” and enjoy the show!
The Daily Show’s The Yearly Show will air live on Comedy Central on Monday December 18th at 11 p.m. ET.