John Oliver takes his seat behind the desk. 11/10c
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Stephen Colbert interviewed Jon Stewart at the Wellmont Theatre, Friday night, a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival.
Among the highlights of the two-hour talk:
- Stewart almost quit the Daily Show early on after a disastrous writers’ meeting.
- Colbert explained his past sleepwalking problem, which once culminated in an awkward this-isn’t-what-it-looks-like moment with his wife.
- Stewart spoke about the one Daily Show clip he can’t bring himself to re-watch.
- How Colbert’s love of Lord of the Rings almost prevented one of his most famous Daily Show segments from happening.
Did you know Kevin Bleyer, writer for The Daily Show, wrote President Obama’s standup routine for the White House Correspondents Dinner and other speeches? Did you know he just published a book, Me the People: One Man’s Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America? Did you know he shot a trailer for the book that features Daily Show correspondents Jason Jones and Samantha Bee that you can watch above? Did you know Kevin will be appearing at 92YTribeca on July 9 with BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith to talk about it?
Now that you’re equipped with this vital information, have a great 4th of July week.
I like The Daily Show, so sometimes if I’m home late at night, I’ll catch snippets of that. I think Jon Stewart’s brilliant. It’s amazing to me the degree to which he’s able to cut through a bunch of the nonsense – for young people in particular, where I think he ends up having more credibility than a lot of more conventional news programs do.
Last night’s Daily Show had some synergy with The Daily that went beyond sharing an awesome name. Jon Stewart capped off his monologue on accused child rapist Jerry Sandusky by referencing our scoop on his lawyer, Joe Amendola, who in 1996 impregnated a teenager when he was 49 years old. Watch for it at minute 3:46. Thanks, Daily Show!
John Oliver searches for the simple time in American history that Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly want to return to.
Am I the only one who gets the Chris Dodd shower song stuck in my head every time I hear his name?
Daily Show on the Folksy, Factless News Channels. An end of the year recap of some of Jon Stewart and Co.‘s devastating critiques of Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, from “leave it there” to tea party march madness.