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(Reuters)   Sad: Jon Stewart taking 8 weeks off this summer . Happy: John Oliver to fill in   (reuters.com) divider line 109
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2013-03-06 01:12:09 AM
Stewart needs to hang it up and retire IMO.
 
2013-03-06 01:52:34 AM
Sounds like a plan.

I haven't watched the show in a while.. just can't climb out of bed in time for it.  I hit snooze for a half hour instead.
 
2013-03-06 01:52:58 AM

Frank N Stein: Stewart needs to hang it up and retire IMO.


Why?
 
2013-03-06 02:28:08 AM
Why not get Steve Carell or have Colbert take over for a full hour?
 
2013-03-06 02:30:04 AM
I like John Oliver; he has an Eric Idle quality about him.
 
2013-03-06 02:30:46 AM
These guys get a pretty good amount of vacation time. "Oh look, it's Columbus day, let's take a week off!" Only mad because I love the two shows so much.
 
2013-03-06 02:32:48 AM
What does this mean for the Bugle?
 
2013-03-06 02:35:28 AM

Frank N Stein: Stewart needs to hang it up and retire IMO.


I started watching the show before Stewart even took over as anchor.  If he retires, that would be incredibly depressing for me.  It physically pains me whenever they do a gag that involves a clip of him from the early seasons, because it reminds me that was like 14 years ago.  His kid must be in middle school by now.
 
2013-03-06 02:37:52 AM

Frank N Stein: Stewart needs to hang it up and retire IMO.


I tend to agree.  The Daily Show rose to prominence due in large part to some very skilled correspondents.  Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, and Rob Riggle  were funny.  John Oliver is the best of the bunch but from top to bottom, the current group is not nearly as good as years gone by, and this is problematic, as unlike Colbert, Stewart doesn't really have the ability to carry a show singlehandedly.

I'm interested to see how Oliver does.
 
2013-03-06 02:44:25 AM
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7627602/82881903#c82881903" target="_blank">Pumpernickel bread</a>:</b> <i>Frank N Stein: Stewart needs to hang it up and retire IMO.

I tend to agree.  The Daily Show rose to prominence due in large part to some very skilled correspondents.  Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, and Rob Riggle  were funny.  John Oliver is the best of the bunch but from top to bottom, the current group is not nearly as good as years gone by, and this is problematic, as unlike Colbert, Stewart doesn't really have the ability to carry a show singlehandedly.

I'm interested to see how Oliver does.</i>

Asif Mandvi is usually pretty good.


<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7627602/82881846#c82881846" target="_blank">Straight to doom</a>:</b> <i>Why not get Steve Carell</i>

I can still remember the one time Carell took over when Jon was sick. Harrison Ford was on. Steve asked him: "What's the one question you get asked all the time that bothers you the most?" He replied "I guess it would be questions about my family." And Carell says "OK, let's talk about that."
 
2013-03-06 02:45:00 AM
Crap. Not sure what happened with my tags...
 
2013-03-06 02:45:15 AM
Acceptable, but only if you hosts as his character from Community.

"Okay, I've actually been in this situation many times, so I'm just gonna be up-front; I'm not allowed to date students. Even though you're an eight. Which is a British ten. So I'm angry."
 
2013-03-06 02:49:18 AM
This will be a good switch up for awhile.  Meanwhile, I'll just leave this photo of me and John Oliver here...
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2013-03-06 02:57:09 AM

stainedglassdoll: This will be a good switch up for awhile.  Meanwhile, I'll just leave this photo of me and John Oliver here...
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That is an eerie resemblance.  Are you cousins?
 
2013-03-06 02:59:29 AM

HotWingAgenda: stainedglassdoll: This will be a good switch up for awhile.  Meanwhile, I'll just leave this photo of me and John Oliver here...
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x540]

That is an eerie resemblance.  Are you cousins?


That would be odd, seeing as he's British and I'm Korean (mostly).  :)
 
2013-03-06 03:20:44 AM

stainedglassdoll: This will be a good switch up for awhile.  Meanwhile, I'll just leave this photo of me and John Oliver here...
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x540]


What a lovely picture of you two, it almost looks like a painting. Too bad about all those people in the foreground. You should photoshop them out.
 
2013-03-06 03:21:01 AM

Pumpernickel bread: Frank N Stein: Stewart needs to hang it up and retire IMO.

I tend to agree.  The Daily Show rose to prominence due in large part to some very skilled correspondents.  Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, and Rob Riggle  were funny.  John Oliver is the best of the bunch but from top to bottom, the current group is not nearly as good as years gone by, and this is problematic, as unlike Colbert, Stewart doesn't really have the ability to carry a show singlehandedly.


Awesome!  The Daily Show has gotten to SNL status where people hate the current comedians and get nostalgic about the old ones.  Congrats, The Daily Show!
 
2013-03-06 03:26:02 AM

Pumpernickel bread: I'm interested to see how Oliver does.


He's got a podcast with Andy Zaltzman (The Bugle) with a similar news + lies = comedy premise where he's pretty good. Better as a host than you'd expect from his typical Daily Show segment.
 
2013-03-06 03:34:15 AM
Surprised JS hasn't quit to go into politics. He's got the silver spoon and he leads jackasses around by the nose very effectively.
 
2013-03-06 03:52:15 AM
He's a funny chap, so I'm more than okay with this.
 
2013-03-06 03:54:50 AM
No thoughts on JS decision to direct a movie? He's not exactly taking a vacation.
 
2013-03-06 04:25:11 AM
I disagree with those who say all the current correspondents are crap. Jason Jones and Sam Bee are as funny as ever - Jones' segment on Quebec's maple syrup monopoly last week was inspired. I've never seen an unfunny segment by Sam Bee, either.

John Oliver is simply outstanding (like everything he does). Wyatt Cenac's departure was a heavy blow, one that they haven't quite managed to compensate yet. Al Madrigal started off really slow, but is getting funnier as he covers more general subjects and moves away from the all-Mexican stuff.

The weakest link in the chain right now is Jessica Williams. She's having trouble moving away from the fast-talking ghetto ho stereotype that she's played in all her film roles. Some of her stuff is mildly amusing, but she just doesn't get the big laughs.
 
2013-03-06 04:29:36 AM

Two Dogs Farking: The weakest link in the chain right now is Jessica Williams. She's having trouble moving away from the fast-talking ghetto ho stereotype that she's played in all her film roles. Some of her stuff is mildly amusing, but she just doesn't get the big laughs.


Honestly, I generally agree, but she's still young and seems to have potential. She has certainly improved from where she was when she started out.
 
2013-03-06 04:51:48 AM

stainedglassdoll: This will be a good switch up for awhile.  Meanwhile, I'll just leave this photo of me and John Oliver here...
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x540]


In 100% sincerity, I thought you were holding up his leg for a moment till I realized what was going on......insomnia is awesome.
 
2013-03-06 05:18:59 AM
i114.photobucket.com

Good news all round.

/ it's a gutter balleeeeeeeeeeeet
// ohhh oh
 
2013-03-06 05:24:43 AM

Two Dogs Farking: The weakest link in the chain right now is Jessica Williams. She's having trouble moving away from the fast-talking ghetto ho stereotype that she's played in all her film roles. Some of her stuff is mildly amusing, but she just doesn't get the big laughs.


kinda true, but I think she improves every time shes on.


as for the people saying it's time for stewart to go....bullshiat.
 
2013-03-06 06:40:39 AM

TheJoe03: Two Dogs Farking: The weakest link in the chain right now is Jessica Williams. She's having trouble moving away from the fast-talking ghetto ho stereotype that she's played in all her film roles. Some of her stuff is mildly amusing, but she just doesn't get the big laughs.

Honestly, I generally agree, but she's still young and seems to have potential. She has certainly improved from where she was when she started out.


And it could be worse. They could still be trying to make Olivia Munn funny.
 
2013-03-06 07:04:33 AM

Pumpernickel bread: I tend to agree. The Daily Show rose to prominence due in large part to some very skilled correspondents. Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, and Rob Riggle were funny. John Oliver is the best of the bunch but from top to bottom, the current group is not nearly as good as years gone by, and this is problematic, as unlike Colbert, Stewart doesn't really have the ability to carry a show singlehandedly.


I don't think the current crop are any better or worse, but what's been wearing on us is the same-old same-old. The show has been milking the same tropes for several years now (to the point where the editing-for-laughs gags in the interviews are painfully obvious), and we're getting used to the formula and it's having diminishing returns.

The show needs to shift gears and introduce something new to prevent it from becoming stale. What that new thing could be, I don't know. Some things should never be messed with (exposing Fox News' hypocrisy, for instance), but other things are just not working anymore and need to be ditched or attacked from a new angle.

Same with Colbert.
 
2013-03-06 07:09:26 AM
Stewart is... honestly, he could do this for another 10-15 years and still keep that wit going strong.  Oliver is a good for the stand-in spot, and probably setting him up to take over the show.

But Stewart could quit tomorrow and do whatever he friggin' wants, the man has made bank on that show.  He's soon to shift into that Ricky Gervais spot.  Sure, we love him, but at some point, he's going to really want to do something else, and no amount of money in the world will pull him back to work he's done before.
 
2013-03-06 07:28:42 AM
I agree that he needs to retire. SNL has been doing his shtick better for decades now, which isn't saying a lot.
 
2013-03-06 07:29:57 AM

Two Dogs Farking: The weakest link in the chain right now is Jessica Williams. She's having trouble moving away from the fast-talking ghetto ho stereotype that she's played in all her film roles. Some of her stuff is mildly amusing, but she just doesn't get the big laughs.


I don't get "the fast-talking ghetto ho" stereotype from her rather I see her doing a cooler than thou, Generation Y, wannabe hipster thing going. Like what Demetri Martin started a few years ago when he would do segments but he had better timing. Williams' timing can be off and I think that's why she isn't getting the big laughs. In comedy, timing is everything.
 
2013-03-06 07:41:20 AM
I like John Oliver, but whenever I see him on American TV I wonder what would have happened if The Daily Show had nicked Frankie Boyle from Mock the Week instead.

Wiould have ruined the show, but it would have been farking funny watching it burn down.
 
2013-03-06 07:55:25 AM

Gunther: What does this mean for the Bugle?


fark YOU CHRIS?
 
2013-03-06 08:06:26 AM
Chris Hardwick isn't available to sub?
 
2013-03-06 08:07:03 AM
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2013-03-06 08:07:31 AM
John Oliver's voice is like nails on a chalkboard for me. Apparently I'm the only one who feels that way.
 
2013-03-06 08:11:26 AM

Bedstead Polisher: John Oliver's voice is like nails on a chalkboard for me. Apparently I'm the only one who feels that way.


Nope, here as well. Though not quite as bad as when Ezra Klein fills in for Maddow.

Cinaed: Stewart is... honestly, he could do this for another 10-15 years and still keep that wit going strong. Oliver is a good for the stand-in spot, and probably setting him up to take over the show.


So long as they keep the writing wit, the writers on that show have been pretty damn good for the entire run of the show.
 
2013-03-06 08:12:35 AM

Frank N Stein: Stewart needs to hang it up and retire IMO.


Shut your mouth. Even if you don't find him funny he is at least intelligent and there is a startling lack of intelligent people on TV.  We can't afford to loose the handful we have.
 
2013-03-06 08:17:51 AM

KrispyKritter: Surprised JS hasn't quit to go into politics. He's got the silver spoon and he leads jackasses around by the nose very effectively.


*snerk* Maybe you and Frank N Stein should go out and and be sullen together.
 
2013-03-06 08:26:55 AM
Well that's a disappointment.  Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I don't think any of the comedians they've had for correspondents are anywhere near the level of Carell/Colbert.  And I'll change the channel if Stewart goes into full corespondent segments.  I like when Jon is doing his bits, doing like anything else.


\Bite me.
 
2013-03-06 08:28:05 AM

Peepeye: No thoughts on JS decision to direct a movie? He's not exactly taking a vacation.


I just hope he's getting good advice from a talented director. I'd hate to see the story turn into heavy-handed crap.
 
2013-03-06 08:31:14 AM

Frank N Stein: Stewart needs to hang it up and retire IMO.


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2013-03-06 08:54:11 AM

VonEvilstein: [i114.photobucket.com image 400x267]

Good news all round.

/ it's a gutter balleeeeeeeeeeeet
// ohhh oh


Savatage fans are hard to find!  Holy crap he got big.
 
2013-03-06 09:03:13 AM
Jon Stewart is an American Hero.
 
2013-03-06 09:06:47 AM

KrispyKritter: Surprised JS hasn't quit to go into politics. He's got the silver spoon and he leads jackasses around by the nose very effectively.


Sounds like someone is afraid of a strong conservative woman.
 
2013-03-06 09:07:56 AM

KrispyKritter: Surprised JS hasn't quit to go into politics.


Why take the pay cut, ya dumbass?
 
2013-03-06 09:08:58 AM
Two Dogs Farking:The weakest link in the chain right now is Jessica Williams. She's having trouble moving away from the fast-talking ghetto ho stereotype that she's played in all her film roles. Some of her stuff is mildly amusing, but she just doesn't get the big laughs.

Yeah most of the bits she does just feel forced.  And her voice...the sound of two cats sewn into a bag being tossed into a river might actually be an improvement.
 
2013-03-06 09:11:08 AM

Frank N Stein: Stewart needs to hang it up and retire IMO.


You sound butthurt.
 
2013-03-06 09:13:17 AM

Madbassist1: KrispyKritter: Surprised JS hasn't quit to go into politics.

Why take the pay cut, ya dumbass?


Like he needs the money.  He could retire right now and never work another day in his life.
 
2013-03-06 09:15:00 AM
My favorite Jon Stewart moment wasn't even from the show, it was while he was preparing for the show when they interviewed him for The Aristocrats. How he hemmed, hawed, danced around telling the joke saying he wasn't going to tell, yet in the end through description of not doing it, actually did it.

That was pure wit and genius.
 
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