One of the reasons we are in this business is to challenge ourselves. And I really connected to Maziar’s story. It’s a personal story but one with universal appeal about what it means to be free.Jon Stewart • Discussing his plans to leave “The Daily Show” over the summer to direct a serious film, “Rosewater,” based on the life story of journalist Maziar Bahari, who was captured and imprisoned in Iran in 2009. Bahari, who has shown up on “The Daily Show” multiple times since his release, was accused of espionage by Iranian officials based on an interview he did with the show’s Jason Jones. Stewart will be away for twelve weeks, eight of which will be hosted by John Oliver, and the other four correspond with the show’s traditional summer break.
I have people in my own family that would make this guy look like Castro.Jon Stewart, describing his admiration for Bill O’Reilly. O’Reilly on Stewart: “I admire anyone who has been to rehab six times and is as successful as Stewart.”
If the U.S was burning, what famous person would you save and why?An amazing question asked by an attendee. O’Reilly: “I would save Oprah who’s worth about $100 billion.” Stewart: “My family … but hey, Oprah’s a great answer, too!”
LIVE TWEET THAT — BILL O’REILLY: WE SHOULD NOT HAVE GONE INTO IRAQ!Jon Stewart • Telling us to live tweet that.