No wonder he’s so unfunny.
Outgoing “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart is opening up about his decision to leave the political comedy program, saying the part of the job requiring him to constantly watch cable news is “incredibly depressing.”
“I live in a constant state of depression,” Stewart told The Guardian. “I think of us as turd miners. I put on my helmet, I go and mine turds, hopefully I don’t get turd lung disease.”
Still not funny. Just like everyone else on the angry left.
After skewering politicians on the nightly satirical newscast for the better part of two decades, Stewart said he arrived at the decision gradually.
“These things are cyclical,” he said. “You have moments of dissatisfaction, and then you come out of it and it’s OK. But the cycles become longer and maybe more entrenched, and that’s when you realize, ‘OK, I’m on the back side of it now.’ ”
Must be torture to make millions with marginal talent and a staff of dozens to do the work for you.
He said he found himself less than enthusiastic about the prospect of covering a fifth presidential election.
“I’d covered an election four times, and it didn’t appear that there was going to be anything wildly different about this one,” he told The Guardian.
One would have to think the rapidly imploding Grandma Clinton campaign would provide endless comic fodder, if only he has the balls to make fun of her.