‘Daily Show’ broadcasts from Austin

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is on the road this week, broadcasting from the Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas.

For the shows “Democalypse 2014: South By South Mess” coverage of the elections, “The Daily Show” went very Texas, working with designer Jack Morton PDG and fabricator blackwalnut.

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The set includes many patriotic decorations, two RP screens, and views of Texas’s cities and plains. Large floating headers extend from above home base, which resembles a barn, having a painted wood finish that matches the state flag.

The L shaped anchor desk includes a plexiglass front and some reclaimed wood, giving it a very unique look.

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Hidden behind the set is a large cyc of a Texas sunset, complete with a “Daily Show” water tower.

Overall, the set captures Texas while having the hallmarks of a news set. Too bad the set is only being used for 3 days…

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