Exclusive Excerpt: The Daily Show’s Guide to Hollywood


This week, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show continue to expand their comedy dominion with a new book, Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race, on sale today. As New York's Chris Smith explained in his profile of Jon Stewart, "The conceit this time is that before disappearing from the planet — owing to ecological catastrophe, nuclear holocaust, or a pandemic that killed Dr. Nicole Kidman — humankind has left behind a guide to our existence for alien visitors. Or, more likely, alien conquerors." The book includes authoritative descriptions of everything from "Human Anatomy" (illustrated by a gag-inducing Photoshopped image of a nude Larry King) to "Alcohol and Drugs" (which we'll excerpt tomorrow). Herewith, The Daily Show's Guide to Hollywood.