Johannesburg, 17 October 2012: Comedy Central has confirmed that US President Barack Obama will make his sixth appearance as a guest on spoof news programme "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart".

The episode featuring President Obama will premiere on Comedy Central in the USA on Thursday 18 October at 23:00 pm ET/PT, and then in sub-Saharan Africa on Comedy Central Africa (DStv Channel 122) on Friday 19 October at 22:10 CAT.

This is President Obama's second appearance on the show since taking office as President of the United States of America. President Obama's last appearance on The Daily Show was on October 27, 2010 when The Daily Show taped a week of shows in Washington, D.C.

The world can't get enough of TV's most irreverently relevant political and pop culture commentary on the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Anchored by Time Magazine's "Best Talk Show Host" Jon Stewart, the programme has conquered the very world of media mavens and political blowhards it set out to parody.

Jon's intrepid team of correspondents and commentators - including Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, John Oliver and Jessica Williams - take the show out of the studio and brave the wilderness we call America, with field pieces and on-the-spot coverage of important news events.

Whether it's skewering the day's breaking news, investigating the people, places and events that make America what it is, or ranting and raving on politics in its award-winning Indecision election year coverage, The Daily Show has earned its title as "The Most Trusted Name In Fake News".

The biggest newsmakers - from political heavyweights to real news journalists to Hollywood hotshots - make the seat across from anchor Jon Stewart their first stop, giving the most hilariously informative interviews anywhere. Guests who have appeared on "The Daily Show" include: former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, Vice President Joe Biden, former Vice President Al Gore, Speaker of the House Representative Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senators John McCain, John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Reverend Al Sharpton, General Colin Powell, Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader, George Stephanopoulos, Wolf Blitzer, Christiane Amanpour, Michael Moore, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Cameron Diaz, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Cruise, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rob Lowe, Don Cheadle, Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, Ringo Starr, Ed Norton, George Carlin and First Lady Michelle Obama among others.

In addition, General Pervez Musharraf, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, was Stewart's guest on September 26, 2006, marking the first time a sitting head of state had appeared on the show. Other international figures that have appeared on the show include former Prime Minister of Great Britain Tony Blair, Bolivian President Evo Morales, former President of Mexico Vicente Fox and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Jon Stewart and Rory Albanese are the executive producers of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart with Steve Bodow, Kahane Cooperman, Jennifer Flanz and Adam Lowitt serving as co-executive producers. Supervising producers are Pam DePace, Tim Greenberg, Hillary Kun and Stuart Miller. Jill Katz is the executive in charge of production. The series' head writer is Tim Carvell and it is directed by Chuck O'Neil. Contributors to the show include Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Kristen Schaal and Larry Wilmore.

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