John Stewart has come forward to defend Stephen Colbert for his recent abusive on-air tirade directed at US President Donald Trump.
Stephen Colbert assembled his former late-night cohorts for an epic reunion. Now, Jon had a serious ax to grind over how he's seen comedians, like Stephen, treated after they diss President Donald Trump, 70.
"Even if [the things Colbert says] are crass or even if they in some ways are not respectful enough to the office of the presidency", Stewart said, "we can insult; [Trump] can injure".
"Does everything have to be about him?" said Colbert said, imitating Trump again by saying, "While I greatly appreciate you telling me that I am an unbelievable lover, I am leaving you for a younger woman on the advice of the Department of Justice".
Stephen Colbert hosted a Daily Show reunion on The Late Show Tuesday that brought back together Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry.
Throughout the almost two years Stephen Colbert has hosted The Late Show, Jon Stewart has appeared at key moments to reunite with his old colleague. "I mean, this guy does something ridiculous, like, least once a month".
Stewart was the last to arrive, when he popped out of a refrigerator to congratulate his former showmates on "spreading their wings" before concluding their meeting with their "usual pre-show prayer": a all-hands-in cheer of "Go, liberal agenda!"
"I want to thank all of you guys for being here", he said to Bee Oliver, Helms and Corrdry.
"We went out to a cross burning in the summertime, as you do", Colbert said, noting the Klan didn't take kindly to the Comedy Central show. 'It's like Beyonce leaving Destiny's Child.
But regardless of the potential consequences, Stewart and Colbert continue to just be two jesters unafraid to make fun of the king.
"I am perfectly comfortable", replied Colbert. The group then traded war stories which you can watch in the clips below via YouTube, about some of the dangers they encountered while trying to create mockumentary style comedy news reports.
'The process of making the show somehow became intwined with my process of making sense of things that I didn't understand, ' he said, 'so I miss that'.
Stewart also said he was surprised that Bill O'Reilly was sacked at Fox News because Roger Ailes couldn't justify the hypocrisy. "Like, it's the difference between insult and injury".
The exact joke wasn't necessarily a direct response to the FCC controversy, but the vibe certainly felt as if Colbert was in a particularly fuck-it mood concerning FCC regulations.
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