Jon Stewart: “I live in a constant state of depression”

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 at 12:54 pm

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.


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9 Responses to “Jon Stewart: “I live in a constant state of depression””

  1. Hamilton on 21/21/15 at 9:41 am

    The Daily Show wasn’t always about politics.
    When Craig Kilborn hosted, TDS covered movies, music, celebrities and human interest stories. The show made fun of how news programs did the news. When Stewart took over in 1999, he followed the same pattern for a while, then the show became all about politics during the 2000 election.
    Stewart made the decision to make TDS all about politics – if you can call Republican bashing a form of politics.
    He made his bed, as the saying goes.

  2. DMO on 21/21/15 at 10:07 am

    I sincerely hope that Jonny Stewart ingests some .45-cal aspirins real soon, and ends his (and our) suffering at his continued existence.

    A$$hole, heal thyself!

  3. George on 21/21/15 at 10:58 am

    DMO –

    No. Disagree with J.S. but to wish that on him? I pity him for his anger but no – I would not wish him any harm.

  4. runningrn on 21/21/15 at 11:05 am

    He is such a partisan hack. All that mouth foaming hate he harbors against conservatives has left him with bile reserves the size of Canada. That and the constant lying about conservatives and his blind support for liberals who have been wrong about absolutely everything have taken their toll. He is an angry, bitter man who is not and never has been funny. He deserves to be dissolved by the venom he spewed and eaten away from the inside by his lies. Any sentient being with two grey cells to rub together has to look at what is going today and see that it is much worse than it was BEFORE Obama was President. And yes, he Jon Stewart helped build that! I hope he lives a long, unhappy life filled with the consequences of his own malfeasance. I hope every day he is haunted by the chaos and ruin he has helped create.

  5. peachesncream on 21/21/15 at 11:09 am

    He s experiencing *cognitive dissonance *
    His *rational brain is at odds accepting the irrationality of Leftism*.
    When you get to THAT point depression follows !

  6. runningrn on 21/21/15 at 11:09 am

    Oh, and turd miner is such an apt description for him! He was definitely up inside Obama’s ass, pulling out turds and telling the public they were diamonds. In addition to turd miner, Jon Stewart was a craftsman turd polisher. Stinking, lying idiot!

  7. Dawn on 21/21/15 at 11:25 am

    Fantastic analogy, runningrn! ” … up inside O´s ass, pulling out turns and telling the public they were diamonds … ” Well done!

  8. Darth Chipmunk on 21/21/15 at 1:07 pm

    Simply put: Stewart is leaving his 1%er gig because that’s less painful than acknowledging the failure of his leftist world-view.