Note: You may want to wait until tomorrow to check the website due to the current traffic. It's nearly unusable at the moment.
Comedy Central has been a busy little bee lately. The company has been working on the new home of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart". The website, thedailyshow.com
, features video clips from every episode dating back to 1999, the year Jon Stewart took over the reins of "The Daily Show," and will be expanded to include the show's entire video history, totaling well over 13,000 high-quality clips.
Visitors to thedailyshow.com can watch video clips from last night's show, the week's best moments and videos spanning the full Jon Stewart era -- including guest interviews, correspondent segments and a myriad of other highlights, including many clips never seen since their original airing. In addition, the site will extend the users' experience with episode synopses, correspondent (past and present) profile pages, embeddable video, games, downloads, mobile content and merchandise. In addition thedailyshow.com will feature one-click bookmarking and link-sharing with sites such as Facebook, digg.com, del.icio.us and Fark.com.
With extensive tagging, themed playlists, specialized search tools and video-sharing capabilities, thedailyshow.com offers fans an enriched, cross- indexed experience that makes it simple to revisit popular past segments such as "This Week in God," "Even Stevphen," every Beth Littleford and Steve Carell piece, as well as all current and past correspondent pieces.
In addition to thedailyshow.com homepage offering last night's show clips, last week's segments, and upcoming guests, the site will also feature "The Wayback Randomizer," which will randomly pick a clip from any show 1999 to present with a click of a button; and "The Daily Show in the News," featuring press coverage that relates to show In other media.
Upcoming thedailyshow.com features will include detachable video playback, which will allow the user to both view a video clip and to continue browsing the site; a wiki that will empower fans to enhance the information on the site; user-generated playlists; and a public forum.