Stewart could make milk come out of my nose.
people crack me up: Bill Murray, Woody Allen, Dr. Katz,
to name a few. Jon Stewart's been cracking me up since I
first saw him at the Comedy Cellar in New York ten years
so glad he's in two new movies, Playing by Heart and
The Faculty. And hosting The Daily Show with Jon
Stewart. He heads up his own company, Busboy Productions,
and still manages to squeeze in some stand-up time. He also
just published a hysterical book of politically incorrect
essays, titled Naked Pictures of Famous People.
him in his office eating mac 'n' cheese and sipping a Coke;
later he uses the bottle as an ashtray. When I ask him how
many butts are in there by the end of the day, he tells
me he has "no idea, and counting would take all the
fun out of it."
36, so we reminisce about "growing up in the good old
days before kids had these damn computers and actually played
outside." His favorite TV shows back then were The
Rat Patrol, Emergency, and The Hudson Brothers Show.
His favorite cereal was Quisp. His favorite band? "I'm
a Jersey boy; had to be Springsteen, or you'd get you ass
kicked." When I ask who his favorite sex-symbol was,
he deadpans, "At 8 years old, it had to be Ed Kranepool
of the Mets."
I tell him that stand-up is the scariest thing in the world
to me, he scoffs: "There are a hell of a lot of jobs
that are scarier than live comedy." Like what? "Like
standing in the operating room when a guy's heart stops,
and you're the one who has to fix it!" Oh, I guess
that is a little scarier than an HBO special.