Given the popularity of my last what’s-so-great thread (about Coldplay) I decided to start a similar one to discuss another thing that many other people seem to enjoy, but I do not - namely, The Daily Show, with Jon Stewart.
First, before everyone tears me to pieces, let me say I appreciate Jon Stewart’s intellect. I have a book of his called “Naked Pictures of Famous People” that I find very entertaining. I’m not comparing him or his show to Coldplay in terms of its content or how it is delivered. But most of my peers just go apeshit over this show, and I don’t get what is so hilarious about it, or so great about Jon Stewart himself.
Stewart reminds me of a lot of smarmy, smug, wise-ass people I went to high school (and go to college) with, in terms of his attitude, style of speaking, and humor. His little pauses and eye-rolling and sarcasm can get really grating, I find, and the overall tone of the humor is good-natured and more “I’m more clever than you.” I haven’t watched enough of this show to get a better picture of Stewart than what I’ve just described, but that’s the general impression I get of him.
What are your opinions on this show? I’m not brimming with enthusiasm for it, as you can see, but I’m not in a position to be very critical of it on any deeper level than the superficial one I’ve just shared. Should I watch it more? Does Jon Stewart grow on you or does his humor just click with some people and not others?