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'The Daily Show in Ohio'



Published: Mon, October 30, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



'The Daily Show in Ohio'

COLUMBUS -- Jon Stewart and staff from Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" fielded questions from Ohio State University students and others at a special appearance, but the comedian also had a query of his own. "A buckeye is a gay acorn, right?" Stewart asked about 12,000 people gathered Saturday at Value City Arena. The popular news parody is gearing up for a week of broadcasts from Ohio for its "Midwest Midterm Midtacular." Saturday's appearance -- not planned for broadcast -- was added after spaces for the four nights of tapings at the university's more intimate Roy Bowen Theatre filled up. Stewart had said the excursion was the show's fifth trip outside New York in 10 years, but its first to "a random zone" outside a big city on the East or West Coast. "We wanted to go there because Ohio was so crucial last time. They were sort of the focal point, the swing state, if you will," he told The Associated Press in an interview Friday.

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