Yahoomc: He's here!
Yahoomc: Please welcome
the host of "The Daily Show", Jon Stewart!
friends, thanks for waiting.
ettennaC: What is your
view on movie stars running for public office?
movie star is such a rare and beautiful creature that I believe
we should have one in all aspects of our lives, be it politics,
medicine or some of the more manual service industries.
my name is Sharon Stone, I'll be vacuuming your carpet today!
Jon think the media is important in helping voters decide their
believe so otherwise it's very difficult for you to hear about
instance, when I was growing up it was the time of the pony
express.About six years ago I voted for Chester Arthur. It was
very slow! I think the media has a grand responsibility in helping
dmrjturner: Do you think
the primaries really make a difference, or does it just make
for good clips for "The Daily Show"?
reason primaries make for good clips is that they are more focused
locally. For instance, watching Orrin Hatch milk a cow may help
him in the Iowa caucuses. But as far as the rest of the country
goes, we just want to see him get hit in the eye with some spray.
cmaccise1: Jon, who
was a better prime minister: Yitzak Rabin or Bebe Netanyahu?
Netanyahu, I mean very little rhymes with Rabin.
ruhlen: (for Jon) Has
anything made up for the loss of comedic material from Quayle
think Keyes and Bauer have done their best to entertain. But
they've certainly fallen short of Quayle. I think our only hope
now is that we haven't yet played our trump card which is the
know how when a sitcom gets tired they introduce a baby to spice
it up. I think that's what Buchanan and Trump are going to do
i8theworld: How did
it feel interacting with Jello Biafra on Politically Incorrect?
I believe is too strong a word.
you mean how it felt to sit next to Jello Biafra when he talked
at me? I can only say it was dissimilar from biting into a York
has your new life in show business changed your regular life?
I don't make as much in tips as I used to, but then again, I
don't have to bus as many tables as I used to.
dontbethcfree: Who is
the person you have enjoyed meeting the most on your show?
think he is of a generation of people I don't have that much
interaction with, people that actually came thru the fire of
World War II, the kind of service you don't see anymore. He
was interesting to talk to. Oh, and the girl from Charmed. I'd
say the two of them, both hardened by war.
did you get your job on "The Daily Show"? Was it because your
name was in the title?
an interesting question. My name in the title came from an old
habit I have from college of putting my name on things. For
example, you didn't want to come thru four years of college
and say, Where is my Styx album? Where is my Aqualung, Jethro
Tull album. So I put my name on the show so when my roommate
comes home drunk he just won't use it.
John, love "The Daily Show". Is there any chance you can expand
your interview sessions by a few mins? You are a good interviewer.
very nice of you to say, but that's a government mandate that
I am not allowed to talk to a celebrity for more than four minutes.
Sort of like in China where you are not allowed to have more
than one baby. If I go more than four minutes, we are on aggregate
over our celebrity quota, and then we'd have to go deporting
stars, and nobody wants that.
malaccoda: Mr. Stewart,
what is your opinion on the bickering going on between Sen.
Bradley and Vice President Gore in New Hampshire?
of all, thank you for calling me Mr. Stewart. And secondly,
I imagine it's similar to Romulus and Remus fighting over the
wolf teat. It began as a high minded debate on health care and
campaign finance reform, and has turned into, no I'm not, you
are, shut up, you are a d*#k! And it demeans them both.
said that all the snow made Bush nostalgic (about cocaine).
Do you think the joke was harmful or harmless?
always surprised when people think that jokes about events are
harmful and then ignore the event. I've never seen a joke errantly
blow up a Chinese embassy.
on your success, you're very talented. Do you think morals and
previous drug use should be known for a candidate to run for
honestly think that in the history of our nation and most nations,
personal conduct has had very little bearing on the kind of
leader. But realistically the information of drug use and past
indiscretions is far more damaging to a candidate than it should
be. But that being said, no one wants to go to an Inauguration
and see the President doing lines off the Secretary of State's
crj_capn: Hey Jon, does
Forbes have a snowball chance in hell?
always found that our best presidents have one thing in common.
And that is the ability to blink. Unfortunately that puts Forbes
out of the race.
Spiffy415: What was
Steve Forbes answer to the Indecision 2000 question about if
he was rich enough to relocate a bunch of people to New Hampshire
so he could win the primary?
was hard to hear his answer because the hydraulic mechanics
it takes for him to move his head and speak to us had not been
perfected. So the drone of the machine noise drowned out his
response. But I think that's been fixed.It's interesting to
me that he is criticized for how much he spends on a campaign
when every network media group spends far more to cover it.
Except us... But we are thinking of buying a computer.
webmasterfunk: If Al
Gore wins, does the lumber biz lose?
has been made about Al Gore's protective measures he wants to
put over cross cutting trees and the like. But remember Al Gore
is just trying to protect his own. When you are made of wood,
it's very tough to watch trees fall. It's nepotism at its worst.
do you think perot should run, if not just for the jokes?
year I honestly don't think he's needed. When you have Trump,
Buchanan and Ventura in the wings, it's like saying hey we have
a great show with Robin Williams, Steve Martin and Richard Pryor.
How about we get Milton Berle to close? We don't need him anymore.
Unless he is going to do something really bat shit insane. But
he's got to promise.
Smokey_Joe50: Did you
turn red when Gillian Anderson sat on your lap?
Is that what the kids are calling it these days, turning red?
I remember when that meant did you vote communist when Gillian
Anderson sat on your lap. But I'm an old, useless man.
EmuJunkee: Where has
been the weirdest place you've been in your life?
a very odd question. I guess it was waking up drunk, naked and
bruised in that petting zoo.
vplking_2000: Why was
THE Jon Stewart show ever cancelled, I loved it?
was cancelled because they have a thing in the television business
that I just recently found about called ratings. And apparently
you have to have one to stay on the air. By the way, I knew
that he loved the show, that when we got our ratings, they used
to just give us the names of the people who watched the show.
It was like, last night was a great night, ALL the Hanson family
cmaccise1: Jon what's
the difference between The Jon Stewart Show and "The Daily Show"?
four months. Certainly, the old show was much more similar to
I imagine what people see in a typical talk show and thus probably
had a tougher time standing out. Oh, and this show has a budget.
Sherif98: What is the
Best work Jon did in his Entire career?
guess I don't stop to analyze it that much. I look upon it as
sort of the best move I ever did was moving up to New York to
try and pursue something I really wanted to do. But I look at
everything I do and try to be as proud of it as I can. But you
always think you could do it better.
rrsa2g: Will you be
doing any stand-up comedy in the near future?
I will be playing Carnegie Hall in June so before that gig I
will be travelling around a little bit trying to get back into
smapdis_girl: Are you
aware of the roots of words? Well, Poly means many, right? And
tics are nasty little scum sucking creatures, right? Well, then,
why the hell are you worried about POLI-TICS?
Did you read that on a dixie cup?
crj_capn: When all is
said and done, and Bradley loses, do you think he will support
think they've gotten to a point where the rancor is too great,
and it's become too personal.
Earth2Kim: How do "The
Daily Show's" researchers find those quirky pieces of information
about the candidates?
all stuff that's pretty much available to the public. We basically
just use news searches and fish for the most interesting facts
we can find. Or we just make them up.
staros_14: Do the correspondants
enjoy going to the caucuses/primaries/interviewing the candidates
and being wiseasses? Sounds like an ideal job to me.
have two words for why the correspondents enjoy their jobs so
much covering the political primaries. And those two words are:
CoolDan989: Did you
ever feel guilty after one of your gags?
I mean we try very hard during the day to make sure our target
is right and the angle and joke is appropriate, but we screw
up and don't get it right all the time. But there is a Chaplain
on staff and we are usually readily absolved. Sometimes it's
a Hail Mary, sometimes you just have to skip lunch the next
smapdi75: Jon what do
you feel about a woman as president?
depends. Certainly of a cosmetics company, that would be wonderful,
but we're talking about the country here. No, it truly depends
on the woman. For instance, I'm not sure Farrah Fawcett would
be the right choice, but I'm sure there are other women out
there who could handle the job.
doodler500: OK, I live
in Southeast Florida not too far from Miami, and even though
this doesn't have to do with anything, I'm sick of Elian Gonzales!
Every broadcast station I get is "All Elian, All the time."
I wish my streets weren't flooded with demonstrators, and I
wish everyone would get on with their lives! My question is,
anyway, do you actually care that much anymore?
hard for me as I sit here on Elian Gonzalez street across from
P.S. Elian Gonzalez to really say. But I'll be sure when I head
down to Elian Gonzalez Square Garden tonight to ask my friends.
why is it that Gore and Clinton are so popular? Most people
believe the good economy is not from the current administration
what do you think?
think no matter what they believe it to be, whoever is in charge
in times of relative prosperity, there is the advantage of that
prosperity. We have been going thru a time of economic quirkiness
and no real threat to our sovereignty. Kind of a nice combo
for a politician.
MeGusta293: what do
you think about Gore admitting he smoked weed on MTV?
the progression of, you know... once people realize that the
pot issue wasn't going to preclude you from being in office.
I'm sure we'll look back in the election of 2020 and the chat
room discussion that night will be what is your opinion of the
current candidate saying that he took Ecstasy but he never raved.
AuntHeidela: What was
your first big screen debut in?
think anyone who knows my filmography knows that I started out
in the immortal role of Roller Blader #1 in the seminal film
Mixed Nuts. Where I uttered the seminal phrase, Hey, Look out!
abosina: There is a
cooking book with photographs by Jon Stewart--is that just the
guy with the same name?
love to talk about me and my other passion which is taking pictures
of food. My next book is all papparazzi pictures of food, where
I hide in bushes and try to catch celebrities in quick shots
of them making Apple Brown Betty.
CoolDan989: Have you
ever dreamed of being president?
would have to be a no.
krimzonwingz: Are you
usually surprised by the answers celebrities give you?
usually not listening.
hazyglass: Mr. Stewart,
have you considered the comedic applications of the Libertarian
don't know, you don't seem to squeeze the same humour out of
all the Lyndon Larouche jokes that you used to.
Blues000: My sister
often refers to you as "a god among men". Really. Any thoughts?
never had to shave my back.
the first word that comes to mind when someone says, "Monica
believe that the first word that comes to mind is "passe".
billyboy_3: Whats the
most embarassing thing that ever happend to you on the air?
it's always, there's not one moment that you know, And that's
when my pants fell down. For me, it's when I'm just sucking,
when I'm just not being funny, and you realize that there are
a lot of people at home going, "Hey, what's on the infomercial?"
badly will you slam Bauer for falling off the stage at today's
badly, I imagine, as we slammed Fabio for getting hit in the
face with a goose.
booyahgames: Being a
Canadian, your petty politics don't really concern me, but I
would like to know, what is in Bill Bradley's pants?
you better hope it's not a smart bomb, you cocky Canuck. And
if I were you, I would just hope we don't run out of natural
resources down here. Otherwise, we're coming up into the attic
to get more.
GlitzGrl: Do you find
yourself to be more "into" politics since your show started????
I mean, not really, I think I probably followed a little harder
before I did it. Now, when I get home, I just want Oprah to
make it all right for me, and then go to bed.
the1spice: were you
a nerd in school and did you ever study insects?
by nerd you mean was I smaller than average with a lot of acne
and had an insect collection, I'd have to say yes.
mr_ignatz: Jon, do you
miss "Mr. Show" as much as I miss "Mr. Show"?
thought that was one of the best sketch shows I'd ever seen.
They never ceased to surprise me with something funny.
Better Guns N' Roses song, "Paradise City" or "Welcome To The
going to to "Welcome To the Jungle". By the way, I say that
as I'm twirling my bandana.
i8theworld: Have you
talked to Letterman since his surgery?
Mostly I'm just in constant contact with his doctors. But I've
given my recommendations. They seem to know what they're doing
though. I just hope he gets better soon because I'm finding
it hard to find things to watch on TV at night.
on your upcoming marriage Mr. Stewart. When is the knot going
to be tied?
you. As soon as she arrives. Now the company said 4 to 6 weeks,
but you know how the mail is in Thailand.
narfist1719: Are you
going to do any more episodes of 25 Lame Videos on MTV?? That
but next time I'm going to be wearing some kind of kevlar or
armour. And next time we going to keep the people whose videos
we're playing outside the building.
dani80_2000: How do
you think Hillary will do in New York if and when she runs for
just a difficult thing to call. Both their personalities at
a certain point are not strong suits for them. The biggest difficulty
for Giuliani will be to sew up the upstate vote, I think Hillary
makes that job easier for him. It's hard to call. I think he
makes a better mayor than he would a Senator truthfully.
Donevan_Chick: Are you
making any new movies?
that I am aware of. But you know with cameras these days...
God knows what's going on in my bathroom.
noelle_chen: Mr. Stewart,
do you like doing your TV show, or being in movies more?
think the TV show is more satisfying, creatively and otherwise.
But whenever I get the urge to say the same line five times
and then sit in a trailer for five hours, smoke and listen to
music, I will go back. It's fun to do occasionally.
MiloMillions: Are you
related to Martha Stewart?
actually am. Did you ever see the movie Basket Case? We were
twins and I was cut from her side and raised in a basket.
it like being the most popular new guy in the world?
so rare that I ever hear from the world, that I didn't realize
John, after "The Daily Show", what do you plan to do?
have you heard? What are you trying to tell me? Is it time to
get the resume out? What are you saying?
billfreidman: Why have
we been fooled into thinking that only two political parties
think we've been fooled into thinking that there is such a thing
as Democrat and Republican and that they are two distinct groups
that believe in two separate dogmatic premises. But unfortunately
this is the way that it functions. And I think in Europe they
look upon the fact that Democrats and Republicans aren't even
different. They run the gamut from fascism to communism, and
because it's usually a parlimentary system those parties actually
do have some validity and pertinence. But in our country, when
both political parties use as the hilarious fun moment at their
conventions, the dancing of the Macarena, clearly we're lacking
juan_girl: Do you think
that the revival of game shows might indicate the return to
a new enlightenment?
think the revival of game shows indicates the rapidity that
people without ideas will jump onto something that they think
might make them some money. And that if Alf comes back and is
successful, you can count on every network developing their
own really unique, edgy puppet.
cherrysher: How much
money do you make - in Lira?
It's funny you should say that, I'm paid in Reales so I just
want to thank everybody very much for joining us today. I hope
you get a kick and hopefully some insight from the political
coverage we are going to be offering over the next nine months.
wait, that was Ted Koppel's closing speech, I can't find mine!/p>
Yahoomc: Thanks for
joining us Jon!