Yesterday, Jon Stewart made his debut on the Sunday morning political talk show circuit – and of course he’d end up on Fox. The comedian had a chat with Chris Wallace that, at times, was more than a little bit tense.
The heat of the interview peaked when they got into Stewart’s political ideology and supposed efforts to surpass the role of comedian and venture into some kind of activism. And then Wallace made a thinly veiled, snide critique of a supposedly racist bit Stewart performed on the show.
Really, Wallace? You think Jon’s channeling Amos ‘n Andy? Really?
If you move past the not-so-subtle vitriol, though, the interview offered an interesting discussion about political comedy. What do you guys think – is Stewart overstepping his bounds as a comedian in an effort to become a political player?