September 16, 2008

Tony Blair to Appear on ‘Daily Show’

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to make his first appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Comedy Central announced Tuesday.

Blair is to be a guest on Thursday's episode of the late-night chat series, the network said.

Other political figures who have appeared on the show include former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former Vice President Al Gore, Sens. John McCain, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker of the House Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator John Edwards, who announced his intention to run for the 2004 Democratic Presidential nomination during an appearance on the show on Sept. 15, 2003.

Pervez Musharraf, former president of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, was Stewart's guest Sept. 26, 2006, marking the first time a sitting head of state had appeared on the show, the network noted.