Jon Stewart tells Rolling Stone about the day-to-day process of The Daily Show from the show’s historic Orgy Room, which is of course lined with magazines because orgies are notorious bore-fests. He argues that the best episodes of the show come not from tackling big political issues, but from spinning small moments, like Donald Trump’s eating pizza with a fork and knife, into 10 minutes of material. Stewart also graciously warns us about The Daily Show’s eventual future cancellation once the “mole people” locked away in dark rooms monitoring news footage for use on the show finally gain sentience and revolt. Who can blame them? If I had to watch that much Fox news, I’d probably smash a few TiVos, too.
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