“Daily Show†staffers to perform at Meadow Brook Music Festival


Comedians and cast members from “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” are gearing up for a stand-up set at Meadow Brook Music Festival.

Emmy award-winning producer, Adam Lowitt, sat down with The Oakland Post to discuss the upcoming show on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.

In addition to Lowitt, the event will feature two more Daily Show correspondents, Wyatt Cenac and Rob Riggle, as well as executive producer and writer Rory Albanese

“The Daily Show” has won several Emmy and Peabody awards for its reality-based, comedic news program highlighting news, current events, sports and entertainment.

The Oakland Post: Are you guys doing a cross-country tour?

Lowitt: No, we’re not doing like a day-to-day road gig, we’re just sort of going out. You know every couple of weeks we might go out and do a show on the weekends. I think were going to do a couple of shows from now until the spring, but nothing’s really set in stone yet.

OP: What should people expect to see at the show?

Lowitt: Some jokes, some laugh-’em-ups, maybe some yucks, probably a few giggles, the occasional cackle. I don’t know, it will be really, really fun. I believe this is one of the first shows we’ve done outside of New York.

OP: Has “The Daily Show and Friends” done other shows?

Lowitt: Well we did a big show in Central Park, which was really fun. We did the summer stage, which was awesome because I don’t think Oliver is coming to Michigan, but Oliver did it and Lewis Black headlined, so it was like 6,000 people.

OP: What do you accredit the success of the show to?

Lowitt: I don’t know. I think it’s all Jon (Stewart), and I mean that because that guy works like a maniac and he’s just so good at his job that it makes everyone else work really hard. I think that that’s it. I think that his work ethic streams from the top down, and everyone else works really, really hard. We know what works for the show and as for why we keep winning I have no idea but I think I know why we have a really good show.

OP: Any surprises in store for the upcoming performance at Meadow Brook?

Lowitt: If there are, I don’t know about them, and I’m not being coy, I really don’t know. Maybe KISS will play.

Tickets for “The Daily Show and Friends” are available at Palacenet.com and Ticketmaster.com. Pavilion tickets start at $19.50. Lawn seats, with a voucher, will only cost $10. There is a parking fee of $10 per car.