Jon can be extremely polished. But it’s the times when he is not polished, when he is a hothead and is raising his voice, that he’s the most exciting to watch. Who else is their most eloquent when they are going slightly hoarse?
It’s hard to call Jon Stewart a genius without him just laughing at you. But if you look at the overall history of that show, the way that he did it, who he interviewed, how fearless he was and how beloved he was, you would have to say there was genius involved to pull it off so magnificently.
It is the sharpest, cleverest, most tuned in comedy audience of any show I’ve been on anywhere in the world, and that’s because of the culture Jon has nurtured. If you’re smart from the beginning, you get people who like smart stuff, and you can do even smarter stuff. It’s a really clever symbiotic evolution.
Ricky Gervais on Jon Stewart and The Daily Show(x)
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