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Jon Stewart reveals all to Stephen Colbert live on stage

third-beat:

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.

Read the full article here.

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92y:

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.

washingtonexaminer
washingtonexaminer:

 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.
- President Obama to Rolling Stone magazine

washingtonexaminer:

 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.

- President Obama to Rolling Stone magazine