TAMPA, FLA. -- When the Republican National Convention convenes in Tampa this August, political satirist Jon Stewart will be there with the crew of The Daily Show.
Comedy Central said Wednesday that the news-parody show would be taped near the site of the convention from Aug 27-30, being aired those nights shortly after the taping.
The Daily Show has become the bane of many politicians over the years, as well as members of the media who attempt to dismiss it as "comedy."
Despite the teeth-gnashing, or perhaps because of it, The Daily Show has become increasingly popular with a young and politically-savvy crowd.
Once the GOP has been skewered by Stewart and Co., The Daily Show will head to North Carolina, where the Democratic National Convention will get a proper roasting.
Since the year 2000, The Daily Show's "Indecision" brand coverage of presidential elections has become synonymous with the kind of political satire that pulls no punches.
That was also the year that Florida, its butterfly ballots, and endless recount created the poster-child for electoral dysfunction.