The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has become a reliable source for witty and insightful commentary on our dysfunctional state of national affairs. But just as viewers must occasionally take a break from topical absurdities, if only to preserve their own sanity, the writers behind The Daily Show have taken to the road to recharge their creative batteries. The Daily Show Writers Standup Show turns the spotlight on four talented staff writers, each of whom possesses the credentials of a seasoned comic. David Angelo was named New York’s Funniest Comic at the 2017 New York Comedy Festival. Kat Radley has performed internationally, and opened for local hero Maria Bamford. The Ugandan-born Joseph Opio found his comedic calling while earning a law degree and an accounting certificate. Rounding out the quartet, Matt Koff is a popular fixture on the New York standup scene. His tenure with The Daily Show began under Jon Stewart’s celebrated reign (for which Koff earned an Emmy). While not entirely ignoring national news, the show promises a fuller range of idiosyncratic observations and perspectives, reminding audiences that ludicrous mishaps exist even outside of national politics.