Comments: Not Funny?

I like your take on Jon Stewart. His approach could even encourage people to go in for politics -- either to improve it, or to be featured on a Stewart show.

Posted by POP-POP at March 3, 2006 05:49 PM

I like your take on Jon Stewart. His approach could even encourage people to go in for politics -- either to improve it, or to be featured on a Stewart show.

Posted by POP-POP at March 3, 2006 07:07 PM

I like the Daily Show as just a break from everything else, and like you says, it uses natural material (politicians mocking themselves) for entertain. The only downside with the show, is sometimes I think they sell themselves short in the humor department.

Posted by jaws at March 3, 2006 08:18 PM

"...millions of fans..."

Well, 1.3 million.

Posted by Jim Treacher at March 3, 2006 10:16 PM

I also read the Boston Globe piece. Oh, yes, heaven forbid that our young people develop a sceptism and sense of humor about our political system and the media that laps its feet.

What Stewart does for young people is make politics interesting enough to care about... and Jon Stewart very clearly does care about the repercusions of what our elected officials do. He also makes it clear that caring doesn't do anything if your caring acts are clueless, impotent, or incompetent. It's hardly a mark against him that--unlike many other tiresome celebrities any of us could mention--he never, ever forgets that he's a comedian, and not the Messiah from Comedy Central.

Posted by Barb Bryan at March 30, 2006 08:40 PM
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