Jon Stewart’s Work is Essentially Finished Now that his Daily Show Influence is Everywhere

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Jon Stewart’s work is essentially finished now that his Daily Show influence is everywhere

As Hank Stuever notes, "we now live in a world of viewers/voters/consumers who, thanks in no small part to The Daily Show, are smarter, more skeptical and more able to react to news with equal measures of outrage and sophisticated wit. The generation that grew up and older and wiser while watching Stewart can easily carry on the work themselves … The language and verbal style of The Daily Show saturates writing everywhere, in print, online and in status updates. Look at how fast this tribe can move on issues, when motivated, whether it’s about the senseless death of a woman under police custody or the senseless death of a lion in Zimbabwe.” PLUS: Jon Stewart was our liver, Stewart’s “Can you f*cking believe this sh*t?” expression was perfect for his Daily Show era, watch 9 essential moments from The Daily Show, former correspondents from Ed Helms to Olivia Munn recall their time with Stewart, Stewart’s oddest interview subjects include the Spice Girls and a Survivor, ex-correspondent Brian Unger recalls the transition from Craig Kilborn to Stewart, here are 19 stars Jon Stewart helped create, Stewart was a bad interviewer who only talked to entertainers his first year, watch Arby’s tribute to Jon Stewart, how "Indecision 2000" became a turning point for Stewart, how Comedy Central hired Stewart, Stewart became the bro who evolved, how Stewart raised the bar for other satirists, where would Stewart be without Fox News?, Stewart also had a war against pop music, Stewart will still produce The Nightly Show after he signs off, and Fox News boss Roger Ailes says of Stewart: "I actually think he doesn’t dislike me."


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