The bold reunion comes on the heels of the late-night host drawing fire over comments in which he said the best use for President Donald Trump’s mouth was as Vladimir Putin’s “cock holster”. Last night, Jon Stewart was on the Late Show which, as you know is now hosted by his protege, Stephen Colbert. Colbert asked. “We should get him something special. The professor is a total Nazi”, the host said during his “Late Show” opening monologue on Wednesday.
“They actually made you wear Craig Kilborn’s suits”, Colbert cracked.
Colbert’s guest on the show, Jon Stewart, later discussed the audience’s freaky reaction to the Comey news. “This guy does something ridiculous at least once a month!”
Nothing ever got deeper than small-talk and I guess I wanted more than small-talk if you’re going to bring the former king of late night political comedy together with the two current rules of late night weekly political comedy and the resurgent prince of nightly political comedy, plus Ed Helms and Rob Corddry. “It’s like Beyonce leaving Destiny’s Child. We’re never going to hear from her again”.
“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau”, Colbert read from the letter.
“That I do”, Colbert replied.
I think if you polled a room of Jon Stewart fans, the question probably 90 percent of them would want to have answered first and foremost is, “When is the next Stewart project coming?” But HE can injure. And for the life of me, I do not understand why in this country, we try and hold comedians to a standard we do not hold leaders to. From dressing up as Donald Trump to hiding out with Colbert’s longtime alter-ego to taking over during the live Republican National Convention broadcast, Stewart has continuously lent a helping hand to his friend.
Stewart explained that he misses how his involvement in the show helped him “make sense” of the news.
Later, Colbert gathered all of his guests to chat in a semicircle of chairs.
“This arrangement we have right now”, he said, “is exactly something we would have made fun of on “The Daily Show”: It looks like a morning show”.
“Hello chums”, said Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight”, playing the role of Steve Carell, a member of the cast at the time (alas, not present for this reunion), since his own “Daily Show” tenure began in 2007. The host of the TBS show “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” donned a big curly wig to complain about the Bush administration. Helms scored with “The Hangover” and its sequels and “The Office”. Corddry created and starred in the comedy series “Childrens Hospital”.