August 18, 2015 at 8:14 pm #214753@loislParticipant
Maybe Jon left because he knew that he could not compete with Trump’s natural ability to parody himself. I mean Trump is to a political satirist, as sugar is to a starving sweet toothed diabetic. It’s just too much. One could be overwhelmed and die simply from the sheer volume of material that Trump supplies.
Its funny. I was just thinking that Trump may have found the prefect defense against the inevitable Saturday Night Live parodies. He left them with nothing to do. How could you possible come up with a skit that would be any more hilarious than his own speeches. I have to believe that the SNL writers are all sitting around right now looking at each other with blank stares. Maybe that’s a subject for an SNL skit.
I hope Trump doesn’t wind up on a Fox News version of The Jon Stewart Show. Well, it wouldn’t fly, anyway. Satire needs an intelligent audience.
LoisAugust 18, 2015 at 10:31 pm #214764
…I don’t know Tim, there’s a lot of material there to munch on but I think Stweart saw as did Seinfeld that one should go out on top…
Yeah, I am glad for him, that he went out from the Daily Show, while he was at the top of his game.August 20, 2015 at 2:10 pm #214797@yosemitesamMember
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IJune 25, 2020 at 5:09 pm #330845
It’s been about 5 years now, since he left the daily show. I think that Trevor Noah has turned out to be a great replacement.August 19, 2020 at 6:12 pm #333186@widdershinsParticipant
I miss John Stuart so much. John Oliver is a reasonably close second place. I liked the fake Stephen Colbert better. He was a lot funnier, especially when he testified before Congress IN CHARACTER! Hilarious stuff! But the real Steve hated the fake Steve, so I’m glad he’s happier now. He’s still not as funny. Trevor Noah I only watch because my wife does. He’s okay. He says some funny thing. He’s no John Stuart. He’s no Stephen Colbert either, for that matter. Though I LOVE Jaboukie Young-White. Funny kid. Roy Wood Jr is also funny as hell. Put Jaboukie in the seat and I bet I’d like it better.September 10, 2020 at 8:32 pm #334507
I think that Noah is a VERY talented comedian. His ability to do different dialects, I think is extraordinary. I also think that his being from South Africa gives him a particularly interesting perspective.
Even John Stewart was not a big success early on. It took a while. I think that Noah has replaced him as well as anyone could.
And 5 yrs in, The Daily (Social Distancing) Show still seems to be going strong.September 11, 2020 at 10:29 am #334538@widdershinsParticipant
Don’t get me wrong, he’s great. But he’s not John Stewart. Maybe it’s because they were there when I started watching political commentary shows, but my favorites are John Steward and Colbert, the character. I know the real Colbert hated that guy and I’m happy for him that he doesn’t have to do him any more, but nerdy, Apple Watch wearing, regular guy Colbert just doesn’t do it for me like “ironic, most Republican guy alive” Colbert did.
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