Daily Show guests in Tampa: Marco Rubio, Herman Cain and Michael Steele
TAMPA -- By 2:30 p.m., fans were already showing up for the first taping of the Daily Show at the Straz Center in Tampa, scheduled for 6 p.m. each night until Friday.
It's a little bit of local media history, and Jon Stewart and his crew bring an upclose- hometown-based dose of satire centered on the Republican National Convention.
The show announced its guests for this week: Florida-based U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio tonight, former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain on Wednesday and ex-RNC chair Michael Steele -- the guy taking flak for the decision to book the convention in Florida during hurricane season -- on Thursday.
Since the convention ends Friday, they're not booking a guest on the final day.
Already, social media has been filled with pictures of correspondents John Oliver, Al Madrigal and Aasif Mandvi running around the convention, trying hard to interview people without bystanders jumping into the shot and angling for their own brief bit of fame.