HUFFLEPUFF: “The reason I don’t worry about society is, nineteen people knocked down two buildings and killed thousands. Hundreds of people ran into those buildings to save them. I’ll take those odds every fucking day.” –Jon Stewart
Best advice I ever received was probably from Jon Stewart. And Jon was like ‘Move towards your discomfort’ (…) In terms of subject matter. Like, if there’s something that’s making you uncomfortable, explore that. Like, dig into that.
No one action will be adequate. All actions will be necessary. And if we do not allow Donald Trump to exhaust our fight and somehow come through this Presidency calamity-less and constitutionally partially intact - then I, Donald J Trump will have demonstrated the greatness of America - just not the way I thought I was gonna.
Nobody says, hey, men should not drink. It’s all about - women must dress differently, women must walk differently, women must drink differently. Why are we not able to hold men accountable for this behaviour?
I can’t believe we have to reiterate this… It is NOT OKAY to shoot other people because you are OFFENDED by what they DRAW! Even if they drew it to offend you – NO SHOOTING OF THEM! Never okay to shoot people. Never, ever okay to shoot people!
I really liked where [The Daily Show was] going with Jon, but I wanted to leave because there’s only so much I could do. Jon was always going to be the guy with the ball, and well he should be. There’s no greater runner. He’s the master, but I knew I could only do so much for him. It was a beautiful note, but only one note that I could do for him in his chorus of correspondents, and he wanted to do something with me. First, we pitched a show to NBC, which they bought the pilot idea — it would’ve been a good old sitcom — and then we didn’t make the pilot. Then Comedy Central said, “Do you want to do a spinoff show of The Daily Show?” Jon and I talked about it and we said, well, “What about The Colbert Report?” We literally met for 45 minutes and — I have this page still on my Microsoft Word — and that page is just a scattering of words, but you look at it and go, “Oh yeah, that’s The Colbert Report.”
Stephen about working with Jon and creating the Colbert Report (X)