Not since Oscar Mayer has a man been so famous for smoked meats. Credit card commercials and presidential visits aside, Austin pitmaster extraordinaire Aaron Franklin has hit the big time: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Fans of the Comedy Central show have probably already seen the opening credits, which riffs on the intro to the television show Dallas. Along with a sweeping Austin skyline and appearances by Austin celebrities including Franklin, Elijah Wood and Robert Rodriguez, there are also nods to Friday Night Lights and, of course, Texaco.
Since Monday, Stewart and company have been taping at the ZACH Theatre with special guests including Wendy Davis and Joaquin Castro. Ellar Coltrane, star of Richard Linklater's Boyhood will appear on Wednesday and hometown heroes Spoon will be the guest on Thursday.
Tickets for the tapings are long gone, but you can watch the show every night on Comedy Central at 10 pm.