"A strong left jab"
November 7, 2002
by Dan Pearson


He doesn't quite have Conan's coif or Leno's jawline, but Jon Stewart, the smug chatterbox with the penchant for political wit who performs Saturday at Foxwoods' Fox Theatre, is slowly but surely establishing himself in the pantheon of talk show hosts. Take this quip on stardom, which did not happen overnight for Stewart: Fame is great, he says, “but Letterman keeps breaking into my house.” Funny.

Comedians everywhere are blessed to have George Bush in the White House. Few comics, however, have done a better job lampooning the present administration than Stewart and his staff. As host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, Stewart's self-deprecating humor and incisive jabs at American culture have made his show a circuit stop for the biggest names in politics and the performing arts.

For those not familiar with Stewart's brand of humor, imagine Dennis Miller without the self-congratulatory air and abrasive edge. Stewart makes you laugh and makes you think. But he isn't shy about showing his silly side.

Tickets are $33-$44. The show begins at 9 p.m. The show contains adult content. Call 1-800-200-2882.


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