Jon Stewart has favorite moments from his long reign as host and chief creative at The Daily Show. Stewart has his favorite subjects, his favorite guests (Louis C.K, Barack Obama, Sarah Vowell) and one guest he really didn’t like, but on the whole the experience has been a great blur — like all our lives. So how would Jon Stewart like his tenure as the transformative host of The Daily Show to be remembered?
Stewart knows comedy is an uneven business. And that the laughs are really the product of hard, persistent, sometimes soul-sapping work. So how do you memorialize that? Stewart has an idea: “More than anything I would hope people would be like, ‘Those guys f—ing brought it every night.'” Bravo, Jon.
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