The Jon Stewart Show
- TV Series
An MTV late night talk show hosted by Jon Stewart featuring celebrity guests and music performances.An MTV late night talk show hosted by Jon Stewart featuring celebrity guests and music performances.An MTV late night talk show hosted by Jon Stewart featuring celebrity guests and music performances.
Stewy was almost too funny for the show and it was at its best when the audience wasn't laughing, as his humor was so subtle and out of tune with the mainstream that his spontaneous sarcasm and non-sequiturs would elicit muffled chuckles from one, maybe two of his crew off-stage. Jon's self-depreciating humor is his best asset and he actually dubbed the last week of his show "The Countdown to Cancellation," even appearing unshaven and seemingly half-drunk. But, this was the show that launched Stewy as a viable personality, and soon he was playing the very same role on Larry Sandersan up-and-comer touted as the future of talk. Perhaps, his inability to truly dumb it down is why Jimmy Kimmel has a slot in late-night and Stewy is relegated to basic cable, though he brought it respectability. Watching the Daily Show today, you can see the same quick wit, great writing, and even his continued awkwardness with some of the guests (his interview with Andre 3000). But, for those lucky enough to have caught some of The Jon Stewart Show when it was on (mainly on late-night, not MTV), they had the pleasure of seeing some of the funniest and hippest TV of the mid-nineties.
- Aug 16, 2005