"Jon Stewart Comedy Central
July 21, 1999
is best known for his cutting edge journalism on "The Daily Show". Jon has also
appeared recently in "Big Daddy" with Adam Sandler. The DAILY SHOW can be seen
every night at 11:00 on COMEDY CENTRAL.
-- Welcome to our live chat with Jon Stewart from the "DAILY SHOW".
-- Jon is in the house and ready to take your questions....
-- What's your favorite thing about hosting The Daily Show?
-- The ten percent off at red lobster...it affords me all kinds of gratuities
-- Jon, what was it like to interview Miss Piggy?
-- Besides being oddly erotic, you can't help but leave the interview hungry
and I was always fighting not to mention pork products
-- What did you want to be when you were growing up?
-- I think I wanted to be... Walt Frazier the b-ball player, or one of the banana
Jon, would you do another tv show if you were asked?
-- No, I have a job to attend to at this point, at least...do they know something
I don't? Will I still have a job soon?
-- Do you sometimes wish you were more famous then you are?
-- I sometimes wish I was smarter or funnier...ha but as long as the people
in my family know me, I get to go to all the good picnics
-- Who's your favorite Daily Show correspondent?
-- They are an incredibly talented bunch, and to pick one would only leave me
open to ridicule and numerous office beatings
What is your bride-to-be like and why don't you ever bring
her on the show?
-- She has been on, it's actually a they - its the girls of VIP
-- Have you heard of the Jon Stewart Estrogen Brigade, and what do you think
-- I have not, but now I know why I have soft, pouty, full breasts
-- What position did you play in soccer?
-- I was known as the little guy by the sideline, otherwise known as wing
-- Will you EVER host Saturday Night Live???
-- I am gonna give that show another 20-25 years, I wanna see how it does, whether
or not it "sticks"
-- What has been your favorite film role?
-- The Faculty, because I got to have a pen jammed into my eye....for three
days straight, with an acidic fluid flowing through it while they explained
that it would all be "allright"....
When you were in the movie, Mixed Nuts, did you do your own rollerblading stunt
-- I did. Otherwise, there would have been no reason for me to be there my only
line was ... "look out"... but I still have the spandex
When the Daily Show Crew did the piece on owning Mars, were you tempted to sign
-- I am so tempted to say, I already have a piece of your anus....in fact......
-- If you could tell the people who cancelled your old show any one thing, now
that you've hit it big with Daily Show, what would it be?
-- Have fun producing sister, sister on the UPN
-- How much do u enjoy hosting TDS? how long is your contract (if u have 1)
4 & will u renew or stay host? i hope so! u r so funny!!!!
-- I LOVE IT - whoa, .....the contract goes until they tell you to leave...
hopefully they'll be patient
Why'd you change your hairstyle? It was cool a couple of years ago...now it's
-- They wanted me to look more cleaned up....but on weekends, I pretend it's
longer, plus with all the clippings I'm making a hair monkey
Xty -- If
you weren't in the business, would you be waiting tables, bartending, or lounge
-- I would be exotic dancing, but just to put my kid through school
-- Do you spend much time online?
-- Not really, I'm of the generation that slightly missed that whole thing.
My dad brought home a calculator the size of my desk, and I used to play with
-- How do you handle all the fame? (interviews, webpages,crazy fans etc) Is
it easy or hard?
-- You don't see it much, it just feels good to be at work every day....there's
no paparazzi trying to take pictures of my naked ass or nothing
-- Can you please prance or skip to your seat when you enter the stage when
the show starts?
-- That's what I do in rehearsal, when I got the sugar running through me
Are you aware of all the web sites dedicated to you? if so, do view them regularly?
-- It's hard with my direct cindy margolis link it's hard to deviate, but I'm
gonna try - it's actually hardwired right into her
-- Who has been the most embarrassing interview you've done?
-- Sometimes I am slightly unprepared, and I'll mention....a show they might not
be on etc, and then I feel embarrassed
-- "Naked Pictures" is one of the funniest books I have ever read. Any plans
to write another book?
-- Probably, because there's nothing more pleasurable then staying up forty
hours straight and trying to be funny....at 4 in the morning in a room all
a computer and a pack of cigarettes
-- Whats the strangest job you have ever had?
-- Worked for a lab, where I had to catch mosquitos and sort them. I call it,
My summer brush with malaria
-- What would you be doing if you weren't on TV?
-- I'd be the guy who could do somethin other then catch mosquitos for minimum
-- What is your favorite ice cream?
-- Mint Choc. Chip but the good time with the nice big chunks of old school
chocolate, the good kind
-- Jon, I've never seen you wear an outfit twice on the show...does your wardrobe
closet have it's own zipcode?!?
-- There are only 4 suits, you ought to watch the show two days in a row. I
must throw you by accessorizing.
-- Who makes you laugh?
-- Norm McDonald, Gary Shandling, Sandler, Colin Quinn ....Barry Manilow.
-- What pets do you have Jon?
-- A dog - and a cat - the fish recently passed away...I think it was a car accident.
If ever the daily show was cancled for some odd reson (G-d forbid) what would
you do after that?
-- Crawl into a bottle of absolut with a tom waits tape.
How would you describe yourself as a child?
-- A man of fine potential and hopefully improving skin.
-- Has Mike Myers called you yet?
-- Alot of hang ups, but I recognize the Canadian heavy breathing.
-- Jon is it true you have a 3rd nipple?
-- And a 4th, 5th and 6th , but when you have puppies, these are the things
you deal with. just part of the job.
How much longer will the writers force you to take part in, "T-Hers-day"?
-- As long as there are dudes willing to come on the show in speedos.
Amy -- I
loved you in Big Daddy, I saw it twice, did you have fun shooting that movie?
-- Yeah, until they sent my character to CHINA.... I thought they liked me.
Any plans to be on Dawson's Creek? lol
-- As the creepy older guy by the park.....probably not.
Jon, if you could be any fruit what would you be and why?
-- The kind that's not eaten because well.......that would suck.
-- You were awesome in Wishful Thinking....can we expect to see you in anything
-- Yes - drag it out of me....I was in it, I was in it.
--Tell us about the Anniversary Show
-- It's 3rd anniversary, so some of our finest moments from the past 6 months,
because as you all know, we have one of these every couple of months for fun.
do you like doing more, TV, or movies?
-- Both are fun, because you get to wear makeup, but TV gives you the fun of
the live audience.
--What's your favorite Girl Scout cookie?
-- I just have all the boxes, I've never actually eaten one. I just can't say
no to a girl in uniform.
will you be in LA again?
-- At some point, unless I'm asked to leave the business, which could happen.
--Jon, did you take voice lessons in preparation for that star turn in Elmopalooza?
-- If you watched the show, clearly you can tell I didn't……unless they were
from Peter Brady...
--Hey Jon, any chance that The Bird Man of Las Vegas will come on the Daily
Show with his condors to attack the audience... that was classic!
-- No, We value our audiences eye sockets.
--Can I get an interview on your show since I'm not famous?
-- I doubt it. Maybe somethin will open up in August, haha.
--If i want to host a show like the daily show what should i major in when i
go to college?
-- I don't think college is really any preparation at all , but if....they have
a news satire major, I'd jump all over it.
--What was it like watching yourself on Dr. Katz knowing someone was at home
laughing at u for worrying about what your cat thought?
-- It was more like worrying about what I might look like squiggly...you know,
would my ass look big in squiggle vision.
--What compelled you to want to host The Daily Show after Kilborn?
--My enormous respect for the show, my incredible amount of free time, and the
need for food money.
--How does it feel to host the most important television show...ever?
-- I imagine it's slightly warmer and fuzzier then the people over at Sunrise
--Jon On your first daily show appearance were you nervous?
-- Yeah, you never wanna be the thing to ruin a good show you just hope you
fit in and your abilities fit in with the show.
--What can we expect from the third anniversary special tonight?
-- Thrills, laffs, a few tears and as always...........a startling cliff hanger.
-- Jon, it's been a pleasure ... thanks for joining us ...
-- Bye everybody, can I put my pants on now ????
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