scottydoesntknow: which I don't get.
gilgigamesh: Yeah, I figured after that highly successful stint he would be a hot property and his days as a lowly correspondent would be numbered.Which is sad, but hey good for him. I look forward to it.Also, maybe it will mean more yummy Jessica Williams.
Bob Falfa: gilgigamesh: Yeah, I figured after that highly successful stint he would be a hot property and his days as a lowly correspondent would be numbered.Which is sad, but hey good for him. I look forward to it.Also, maybe it will mean more yummy Jessica Williams.No kidding:[i302.photobucket.com image 400x600]
costermonger: Getting his own show was only a matter of time. It's just too bad it's on HBO. I guess I'll have to get my Oliver fix from The Bugle.
poot_rootbeer: I hope his HBO news comedy show includes a "Sniglets" segment! Those things are hilarious.
JasonOfOrillia: I hope he still has time to do the Bugle. If this a once-per-week thing it might all work.
Ishkur: I thought he was terrible. He fawned and sucked up to the guests too much, he didn't ask any provocative questions, and the interview with Rand Paul was awful -- John just let Paul run all over him and never called out his bullshiat.
cptjeff: think he'll get over that, he just wasn't used to playing at that level. As he gets more confident with the lead on a show in his own right, he should get more assertive. As for provocative questions, Jon Stewart has that flaw as well. Remember, these guys are trained in comedy, not political science or journalism. What these guys learn about the ins and outs of politics and reporting, they learn on the job. They don't have that historical backing a serious journalist or political analyst might have. Jon's interview with John Yoo drove that home for me- John Yoo made some wildly false claims about George Washington endorsing torture, and while Stewart might have somewhat dubious of the claim, he didn't have the background or confidence to call Yoo out on it. Yoo walked all over Stewart, because Stewart didn't have the background knowledge in History, Politics or Law to pin him down.
cptjeff: You can't rely on comedians to carry the weight on this.
Ishkur: And the number of political guests has gone down significantly, whereas before it was 3/4 were politicos or journalists hawking a book, now it's less than 1/4. More celebrities and Hollywood junk now.
Ishkur: That's because he's likely been instructed to pull his punches.
Ishkur: But yes, I agree that the John Yoo one was a bit of a mismatch not just in that Stewart was unprepared, but that Yoo was a grandmaster ninja in interview dodgeball.
Ishkur: As Stewart himself has often pointed out: It's appalling that the only person doing this IS a comedian.
dababler: I want to see Sam Bee run the show next time Stewart is on leave.
cptjeff: He just seemed entirely unaware during that interview that a lot of the bullshiat Yoo was spewing actually was bullshiat.
Two Dogs Farking: dababler: I want to see Sam Bee run the show next time Stewart is on leave.I want to see Sam Bee do the show naked.
Gyrfalcon: Two Dogs Farking: dababler: I want to see Sam Bee run the show next time Stewart is on leave.I want to see Sam Bee do the show naked.I do too.Does that make me a lesbian?
Ishkur: cptjeff: He just seemed entirely unaware during that interview that a lot of the bullshiat Yoo was spewing actually was bullshiat.Which was very much how the John Oliver and Rand Paul interview went.I wish him luck, but I just didn't see anything Oliver did behind the desk this summer that impressed me. He was functional and adequate most of the time, so good for him carrying the load. But do we really need another Craig Ferguson on late night?
Ishkur: Jon hit his zenith as an interviewer with Jim Cramer.
gilgigamesh: yummy Jessica Williams.
HotWingAgenda: Oliver hosted the show better than Stewart has since 2004. They should have handed it to him instead of exiling him to HBO where no one will see him. Stewart needs to move on to something else.
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