In which I talk to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

Gold merchants, bomb shelter enthusiasts, and conspiracy theorists despair, Glenn Beck is leaving Fox News. But even sadder, this means that Jon Stewart has to stop doing his Glenn Beck impressions. And so, last Thursday, Jon bid farewell to his glasses and chalkboards and elucidating mockery with one final hurrah.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Intro – Jon Tells the Truth While Wearing Glasses
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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Glenn Beck Announces His Departure
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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Glenn Beck Was Sent by Jesus
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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Barack Obamayan
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While I am personally a much bigger fan of The Colbert Report and find the Daily Show to be a bit too silly or blunt at times, The Daily Show, and specifically this episode, will have a very special place in my heart.

I was there!

 

"aw. you three even managed to get an extra to give to that nice homeless man"

 

Thanks to Andrew, aka that nice homeless man, we had tickets to see Jon Stewart in action. And just like many other talk shows, he took questions and comments before the show started. Of course, I asked him a question. No, I didn’t ask whether there had ever been a fire in the building. Rather, I told him exactly how I felt, and then wrote it here as I remembered it:

Jon Stewart: Uh, you… [points at me]

Me, Evan: I just wanted to thank you…

Jon, interrupting: You’re welcome next question!

[audience laughs]

Me: Haha, I just wanted to thank you for making short, hairy, Jewish guys into a sex symbol.

[audience laughs, especially this one older Asian gentleman in front of me]

Jon: Yeah, it only works if you have your own television show. I’ve had this body for 48 years, and no one was calling it a sex symbol until I had my own TV show

Andrew: He used to have a TV show!

Jon: Or a bartender. Become a bartender, chicks seem to dig that. Next question.

It was great to see Stewart in action for a show that we knew would get wide press coverage after airing. And it was worth waiting 1.5 hours more than usual for them to tweak the script and set up everything. But next time, I’ll just ask him to recommend a good pizza place nearby for after the show.

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