“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”

The British are fond of disparaging American television, but we have nothing quite like “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” which is shown here on E4. This evening’s show in Britain (yesterday’s in the US) featured a savage dissection of Dick Cheney’s puny effort to defend the Bush administration following this week’s State of the Union address. The programme’s mix of hilarious humour with sharp political critique is wonderful stuff.