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Jon Stewart

A standup guy in 1996.




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Wow! That's good. That's really good! Norm, if you have more please post them here and I will promise to pray for (to?) you every night before bedtime.

Some great stuff in there. Nice to have a free fix of JS during the strike.

I thought the comedy itself was kind of lame and generic, actually. But I did enjoy seeing the younger Jon Stewart. Who could have imagined then where we'd all be today?

"Who could have imagined then where we'd all be today?"

If you are implying we're in a different place, we're not. We're just more afraid to be there.

He's no Bill Hicks, thats for sure.

Got a date on that one Norm? Really fascinating stuff--kind of like listening to compositions from a 10-year old Mozart.

At times he can be confused with Seinfeld…must be the hair.

Anyone else thinks he looks a bit like Jerry Sienfeld in the screen capture?

It's not hard to distinguish him from Seinfeld: He's a world better. While with Seinfeld you have irrelevant nonsense (I know, the series was fine but his stand-up is boring as hell) – with Stewart you have actual and still funny commentary. Astounding! The shape of things to come.

Thanks Norm -- I posted the link over at the blog (along with my graphic of the Prophet Teddy).

Yeah, the 90's look was just the same as Seinfeld's.

I like the part near the end when Jon says about politics "I really wanna care..." and when he says the he doesn't want the average guy, he wants someone better than us - someone who can lead. so in 2000 we got average (or C-, D, F+) guy.

This clip definitely sets the stage for TDS, except at least most of the jokes were his own.

And Canada, are you preparing for that fateful day? Yes, Average Joe/teaftman/calli, this could be the reason we bleeding hearts aren't all moving up there...

He's not funnier comedy, but it's a cooler, rawer comedy. A comedy that kicks the juke box to get it working again, sanps its fingers and talks like the Fonz. I want to see Stewart carry TDS, while the writers play their little game of let's-see-if-the-higher-ups-have-more-money-than-they-claim.

Ah the 90's. The second golden age of stand up.

I want to see Stewart carry TDS, while the writers play their little game of let's-see-if-the-higher-ups-have-more-money-than-they-claim.

Um, do you not realize that Jon is one of those writers? This isn't Jay Leno we are talking about here, who only reads a teleprompter for an hour. Man, those selfish writers that want to get paid for all that work they wrote, what a bunch of asses.

Man, those selfish writers that want to get paid for all that work they wrote, what a bunch of asses.

The whole affair is about the revenue broadcasters received from online airing of television shows, which companies are saying is not much. They refuse, however, to to give any accounting of online revenue. The writers are calling their bluff by holding out for as long as they can. Maybe you didn't read about what's going on?

The comedy really isn't that funny (the Canada jokes aren't even good), but it's interesting to note his demeanor in the presentation - the context is 'we are bombing Iraq', not 'Clinton is bombing Iraq'. Note there is possession taken of the action because of his affection for the president.

It's difficult to separate entertainment from truth with Jon. I never have an idea what he truly believes. But the statement "we have no business in the Middle East" is just as wrong today as it was then. We bombed Iraq because they repeatedly defied the UN, who believed they had WMD because, well, they did. We're in the Middle East because we have an active, necessary interest in the region, and because we have allies there. And we fight there because we have been attacked there and by people from there.

Hey caligraph, The other day I was eating an apple, and I thought, boy, this is nothing like an orange. What a ripoff!

i'm thinking The Magnolia Electric Co. was being sarcastic when he said that.

Calligraph, you obviously don't watch TDS. Because otherwise you'd know that "we are bombing Iraq" is exactly how Stewart would say it today - and not "Bush is bombing Iraq".

TDS and their critique of everything powerful is much, much subtler than your ilk is used to (can you say: "1/2 Hour News Hour"?). After all it's supposed to be a parody of a normal newscast. Not some liberal screamfest as much as you would like to believe.

That it presents more truth than any other news network is not their problem but the problem of ABCNNBCFOX.

Canada? We're out of wood?

You haven't (he hasn't) heard of Pat Buchanan's idea to unite with western, Anglophone water-rich Canada, and pump the flow from all those rivers up there (Saskatchewan, Fraser, Athabasca, Columbia, etc.) down to the Mojave desert so the ultimate suburb of Nowhere (Phoenix) can actually join up with Megalopolis, Malibu-polis, whatever, growth without end, and no more depending on the lousy, measly Colorado, just one big graffiti, just one big graffiti-covered Saguaro slum for no more reason than a cancer. With Canada's water. Cadillac Desert, ironic it is that he was opposed to NAFTA.

Calligraph, you obviously don't watch TDS. Because otherwise you'd know that "we are bombing Iraq" is exactly how Stewart would say it today - and not "Bush is bombing Iraq".

But I have watched The Daily Show. His remarks, and the remarks of other commentators and guests, have generally framed it as "Bush" this and "administration" that. It's not something endemic to TDS, it's how people generally speak: "we" on stuff they agree with, "they" on the rest.

TDS and their critique of everything powerful is much, much subtler than your ilk is used to (can you say: "1/2 Hour News Hour"?). After all it's supposed to be a parody of a normal newscast. Not some liberal screamfest as much as you would like to believe.

Thank goodness you didn't jump to an immediate stereotypical conclusion about my education level, taste in entertainment, or political affiliation based upon a few words I posted about your demagogue.

And 'not a liberal screamfest'? Are you kidding? Two words for that: Lewis Black, who between starring in cash-cow holiday movies about kids stranded at airports and horrible Robin Williams films (redundant?) keeps himself busy by yelling at us about how much this country sucks.

Got a date on that one Norm? Really fascinating stuff--kind of like listening to compositions from a 10-year old Mozart.

??? what?

Looking through the Daily Show archives, the very first entry here is an example of Jon Stewart asking do we torture?

Also in this segment is the "liberal definition of waterboarding":

Something done by the evil troops, who we don't support, to innocent terrorists, violating their rights to bomb our cities and make us get gay marriage.

Is Teabag/Callgirl a writer for the Daily Show?

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