Aasif Mandvi Can’t Believe People Take Jon Stewart Seriously


The Daily Show's "brown correspondent" and star of Today's Special admitted: "Listen, Jon Stewart is a guy who doesn't shave and walks around in his underwear in the office. So the fact that people take him with any serious regard at all is exceptional for me and I’m flummoxed by it. But apparently people are really listening to what he has to say." Of course, he might be joking: "We're satirists," he added. "The Daily Show is ultimately a show that often comes out of Jon's own personal frustration. Some would call it cynical but I think it's more frustrated. I think it's a form of satire which is very cathartic in our society." [Speakeasy/WSJ]