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(The Daily Show)   Jon Stewart and Ricky Gervais have a rational discussion about panda sex, porn, and raccoon humping   (thedailyshow.com) divider line 82
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2012-02-15 07:19:54 PM
A New Yorker and a Brit .... I have no idea wtf half the words they said were.
 
2012-02-15 07:34:09 PM

moralpanic: Stewart didn't lose control of anything. He lets the guest determine whether they want to stick with promoting whatever they're on or just shooting shiat around. You'll notice that with comedians, it's almost always them just having fun.


This is true of pretty much any "late night" host. Craig Ferguson is best because he can shoot the shiat with anyone. Sometimes the guest is just boring and there's nothing you can really do about that because they're not being engaging. Sometimes he'll take the conversion back to a serious topic, but it's still interesting. The rest of the time, it's genuinely amusing if not hilarious.

Most of the hosts are like that. They're at their best when they're just yakking away instead of following the cards and plugging whatever the guest's there for - even Fallon who still can't really tell a funny story without giggling every 10 seconds. Craig's best at it because he makes a big production about not caring to play the show like all the rest.
 
2012-02-15 08:00:18 PM

Chotchkie's: I guess I was one of the few who thought the whole interview was a race to the bottom, with Gervais grabbing hold of the lowest common denominator from the start and Stewart having no control whatsoever. I think it goes against TDS's effort to be smart humor for smart people. This kind of thing is for the idiots at Jackass, not TDS.


Newsflash: There are people way smarter than you that still laugh at fart jokes.
 
2012-02-15 08:09:17 PM

Chotchkie's: I guess I was one of the few who thought the whole interview was a race to the bottom, with Gervais grabbing hold of the lowest common denominator from the start and Stewart having no control whatsoever. I think it goes against TDS's effort to be smart humor for smart people. This kind of thing is for the idiots at Jackass, not TDS.


Well, not everything can be as delightfully uproarious as a New Yorker cartoon.
 
2012-02-15 08:49:42 PM
hey Ricky you prick way to steal a bit

Jim Jefferies Panda Bit (new window)
 
2012-02-15 09:42:48 PM
...And it was good.
 
2012-02-15 09:53:05 PM

moralpanic: brigid_fitch: pisceandreamer: Right up there with him talking w/Elmo and necrophilia comes up.

I told my husband, who's not a big Ricky Gervais fan, that he should watch the interview just to see how long it would take Stewart to lose control of it. If a producer couldn't handle Gervais with a freakin' puppet, what was Gervais going to be like with Stewart? Stewart never even had a chance--Gervais leaped right in with his panda story. Great "interview"--I cracked up all the way through.

Stewart didn't lose control of anything. He lets the guest determine whether they want to stick with promoting whatever they're on or just shooting shiat around. You'll notice that with comedians, it's almost always them just having fun.


Now if you could get Gervais, Dennis Leary, Jon Stewart and moderate amount of adult beverages alone in a green room with video camera for about an hour...

The Aristocrats!
 
2012-02-15 10:00:41 PM
I just thought it was sloppy broadcasting. Jon "uh, uh" Stewart and someone trying to be funny. But that's just me. Uh, uh.
 
2012-02-15 10:08:21 PM
This is like those conversations you have with your friends when you're completely shiatfaced and you just don't care where the conversation goes and you just take it and run.

It's total locker room banter -- not meant for the pious, the prude, or women.

It's pretty ballsy for them to have one of those on TV.
 
2012-02-15 10:13:19 PM

jjwars1: I read the comments first. Farkers said they were "in tears" and the video was "pee-your-pants hilarious." I then watched the video. There was not a single LOL moment for me. Not even a chuckle. Their conversation sounded like something a couple adolescent boys would talk about, or college students who are really really bored. Is animal sex new to you guys or something? Seems pretty standard, really. Maybe it's because I had a similar discussion when the Liger came out.

I'm sober right now, so there's that. Of course, I also don't have a man crush on John Stewart of Ricky Gervais which might be part of the problem. Was the video really that funny? Maybe if I get high and watch it I might find my LOL moment. I was really hoping for an LOL moment. I wanted to pee in my pants and cry from how awesomely hilarious the video was supposed to be.

I'm leaving depressed.


You sound fun at parties
 
2012-02-15 10:31:38 PM

Derwood: jjwars1: I read the comments first. Farkers said they were "in tears" and the video was "pee-your-pants hilarious." I then watched the video. There was not a single LOL moment for me. Not even a chuckle. Their conversation sounded like something a couple adolescent boys would talk about, or college students who are really really bored. Is animal sex new to you guys or something? Seems pretty standard, really. Maybe it's because I had a similar discussion when the Liger came out.

I'm sober right now, so there's that. Of course, I also don't have a man crush on John Stewart of Ricky Gervais which might be part of the problem. Was the video really that funny? Maybe if I get high and watch it I might find my LOL moment. I was really hoping for an LOL moment. I wanted to pee in my pants and cry from how awesomely hilarious the video was supposed to be.

I'm leaving depressed.

You sound fun at parties


Hey, I'm fun at fun parties!
 
2012-02-15 10:57:14 PM

Bloody William: Big. Wobbly. Spunk bomb.


I lost it at that...
 
2012-02-15 11:09:29 PM

GoHomeAndGetYourShinebox: Some people love both Dr. Strangelove and Dumb & Dumber, and don't feel ashamed of either simply because they don't quite fit into the same box.


I am one of them. But I wouldn't watch a dark social commentary if I want juvenile bathroom humor, and vice versa.

The interview was undoubtedly hilarious for a lot of people, but wasn't what should have come out of TDS.
 
2012-02-15 11:31:55 PM

browntimmy: Chotchkie's: I guess I was one of the few who thought the whole interview was a race to the bottom, with Gervais grabbing hold of the lowest common denominator from the start and Stewart having no control whatsoever. I think it goes against TDS's effort to be smart humor for smart people. This kind of thing is for the idiots at Jackass, not TDS.

Newsflash: There are people way smarter than you that still laugh at fart jokes.


I never want to be too mature or too smart to not giggle at the fact that there's a company called Johnsonville Sausage.
 
2012-02-15 11:33:18 PM
Funny DS interview - not Norm MacDonald the day after the Crocodile Hunter died funny - but funny, nonetheless.
 
2012-02-15 11:33:53 PM
Hate to disappoint, but this was not quite as genuine as you might think.

It seemed a little too rehearsed to me - NOT the unscripted, free-form dialogue they made it out to be.

The more you know...
 
2012-02-15 11:35:09 PM
Every time I see Ricky Gervais do an interview or host a show he seems kind of a twat and not too funny. Did Stephen Merchant do the lion's share of writing on Extras?
 
2012-02-15 11:36:07 PM

Chotchkie's: I guess I was one of the few who thought the whole interview was a race to the bottom, with Gervais grabbing hold of the lowest common denominator from the start and Stewart having no control whatsoever. I think it goes against TDS's effort to be smart humor for smart people. This kind of thing is for the idiots at Jackass, not TDS.


Completely incorrect. This is exactly what the TDS needed as Jon Stewart is constantly declaring TDS is a COMEDY show, not a news show. The fact that TDS is usually spot on about the state of our nation, and the world in general, just shows how pathetically biased and useless "legitimate media" is.
 
2012-02-16 12:25:12 AM
Gervais was correct about giving Viagra to pandas, but the experiment didn't work. According to the article, the panda porn may have helped.
 
2012-02-16 01:29:44 AM
I think that was the hardest I've ever laughed at an interview.

Then reading the comments here about how people didn't find it smart enough made me depressed.
 
2012-02-16 01:39:27 AM

rotsky: Hate to too disappoint, but this was not quite as genuine as you might think.


/sorry, pet peeve
 
2012-02-16 02:04:08 AM

The Martian Manhandler: The sight of Ricky Gervais raping a raccoon brought me to tears... but in a good way.


Same here. I was repeatedly wiping away tears of laughter.


Bloody William: Big. Wobbly. Spunk bomb.


That would make a great band name.
 
2012-02-16 02:11:59 AM
I have three PhD's and I did not laugh once during this segment. In fact, my monocle fell off as my nose twitched in disgust at the vile jokes these two "comedians" were making.
 
2012-02-16 02:46:19 AM
Thanks for reminding me why I don't think Jon Stewart or Ricky Gervais are funny.

WTF is wrong with you subby (and the modmin who greenlit this shiat)?
 
2012-02-16 03:06:37 AM

Happy Hours: Thanks for reminding me why I don't think Jon Stewart or Ricky Gervais are funny.

WTF is wrong with you subby (and the modmin who greenlit this shiat)?


I've got news, an overwhelming majority here thought it was at least a little funny, so who's wrong, again?
 
2012-02-16 03:47:42 AM

Gilligann: I wasn't really pissing my pants either. For me it was more of a "heh, I can't believe they're actually talking about this".


Well, it is Comedy Central. Nothing on there was half as bad as a random episode of South Park. But, it was one of the more entertaining interviews I've seen on TDS, and there's nothing wrong with that.
 
2012-02-16 04:45:49 AM

moothemagiccow: Every time I see Ricky Gervais do an interview or host a show he seems kind of a twat and not too funny. Did Stephen Merchant do the lion's share of writing on Extras?


I have to agree -- My wife and I are convinced that Gervais is the white Tyler Perry. He makes bundles of cash on weak comedy and people love him for it.

I suppose there's no accounting for taste...

\For the record Gervais doesn't have much in his repertoire that doesn't revolve around acting rude or like an ignoramus.
\\That doesn't get tired. Nope. Not one bit.
 
2012-02-16 06:50:23 AM
The majority of what Ricky said was from an old standup routine, so it wasn't really as spontaneous as you guys would like to think.
 
2012-02-16 09:48:44 AM

mantabulous: I have three PhD's and I did not laugh once during this segment. In fact, my monocle fell off as my nose twitched in disgust at the vile jokes these two "comedians" were making.


My wife, Morgan Fairchild, didn't laugh either.
 
2012-02-16 10:24:34 AM

moralpanic: brigid_fitch: pisceandreamer: Right up there with him talking w/Elmo and necrophilia comes up.

I told my husband, who's not a big Ricky Gervais fan, that he should watch the interview just to see how long it would take Stewart to lose control of it. If a producer couldn't handle Gervais with a freakin' puppet, what was Gervais going to be like with Stewart? Stewart never even had a chance--Gervais leaped right in with his panda story. Great "interview"--I cracked up all the way through.

Stewart didn't lose control of anything. He lets the guest determine whether they want to stick with promoting whatever they're on or just shooting shiat around. You'll notice that with comedians, it's almost always them just having fun.


I'd never seen Gervais on TDS but I know Stewart does this with Denis Leary, since they're old friends. But when Seinfeld was on, it was a straight interview. Now I'll have to go find previous Gervais/Stewart interviews.

/Wasn't a dig on Stewart--Just wanted to see how long it would take Gervais to run away with the show, a la the Elmo interview. Not long, as it turns out.
 
2012-02-16 10:44:09 AM

mantabulous: I have three PhD's and I did not laugh once during this segment. In fact, my monocle fell off as my nose twitched in disgust at the vile jokes these two "comedians" were making.


perhaps your spats were too tight.
 
2012-02-17 10:57:44 AM
It's the raccoons fault for not having an aspirin.
 
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