Jon Stewart: Onward and upward

16 thoughts on “Jon Stewart: Onward and upward”

  1. I’ve been expecting this since he came back from directing his movie. Hate to see it happen, but the show was here before he took over, and it’ll be here after he’s gone — at least for a little while. It’s kinda like when Johnny Carson left the Tonight Show. Some people will stop watching, some will start.

    But I’m still going to miss him doing what he does best…

    1. In my mind, he IS the show. I didnt’ watch it before he came along. I watched it because he was on it. I don’t expect to watch it after he leaves. But if he does something else that I can watch, I’ll be there.

    1. I never bothered with the clips. I watched the whole show when it aired. He’s been part of my evening routine for years. Such a rare combination of knowledge, insight, and humor. He can interview people better than anyone else I can think of, ask the most probing questions without letting the guest evade, and lighten it all with enough humor to avoid offense. It’s a gift.

  2. Ah, future shock! Jon Stewart has been my “most trusted man in news” for so long that I actually fear what will become of the “real news” – not to mention politics – without him keeping them in line! O_o

    1. I feel exactly the same way. There’s scarcely any “real” news left. We may get the headlines, but what follows is usually slanted, opinionated, biased, bloviated, exaggerated, sensationalized, narrow-minded, bigoted, inaccurate … Did I miss anything?

      1. I’ve never seen “bloviated” used the way I just used it, but it said what I wanted to say, so I used it anyway. Use “bloviates” to describe what any politician says and you’ll be dead on.

  3. A surprise all right. Only magazine news and “forwarded from other sources news” left now.
    Did you see the tweet going around expressing dismay and refusal to accept his resignation sent from …”literally everyone”?
    Have to admire him not wanting to stay if he felt enthusiasm waning.
    Can’t see where he lands next.

    1. No, I missed the tweet. Rarely look at Twitter. But I’d be joining in with the dismay. And I’d want to “refuse to accept his resignation” but understand his need to do something new.

  4. Yep, I’m going to miss him, too. I love Bill Maher, but his show is a different concept, and only on once a week. He’s bit more acerbic, too. Jon Stewart is my happy, good-natured, comfort host.

    1. I don’t get HBO so rarely see Maher, and he’s a bit too mean-spirited sometimes to suit me. Stewart is just my cup of tea and I’m really going to miss him in his current format. I watch the Daily Show because to me it’s the Jon Stewart show. I’ll be following him, whatever he does next.

... and that's my two cents