On the heels of two Emmy(R) nominations for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedy Central today announced it is expanding the Daily Show podcast catalogue with an all-new original series, Beyond the Scenes, produced in partnership with iHeartMedia. Hosted by Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr., the series gives listeners an inside look at how producers and writers of the Emmy-winning series use comedy to tackle a variety of complex topics, from racial injustice to sex robots. Correspondents Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan, Michael Kosta, Ronny Chieng and Contributor Jordan Klepper, along with an array of special guests, will also be featured.
Beyond the Scenes is distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network and will be available starting on Tuesday, July 20 with the premiere episode, Therapy in the Black Community. In this episode, Roy is joined by Daily Show writers X Mayo and Ashton Womack for a wide-ranging and deeply personal discussion about mental health, Black church, the protests against racial injustice and police brutality of 2020, and more.