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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:00 PM
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Poll question: Updated: Who could replace Jon Stewart on the Daily Show
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 02:21 PM by Bucky
Someone in another thread mentioned Jon Stewart will be leaving the Daily Show in two years. Some posters below say it's only his contract that's up in 2008, not him. He's had a great run, but if he's going to go (I agree he shouldn't, but IF he goes, then) the question is who can fill the void?

Suggestions closed. All you Star Jones fans out there are just gonna have to cry into your beers now.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:02 PM
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1. I refuse to consider Stewart not having that gig. Is he really leaving
or does he just have to negotiate another contract?
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StrongbadTehAwesome Donating Member (623 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:03 PM
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3. I think that's just when his contract is up. n/t
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:04 PM
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5. I believe Stewart will take over Connan's spot when he takes
over for Leno...
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hsher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:46 PM
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14. I'm *not* an expert (at all), but...
If you Google it, news has it Jon Stewart's manager James Dixon negotiated for Jon to stay at Comedy Central until 2008. They recently (as in, the last eight months) came to the end of that negotiation period, because Jon's previous contract, at that time, was "up". This opened it to negotiations, and Jon was, for the moment, a free agent who could do anything and go anywhere. Understandably Comedy Central was probably very nervous during this period. Dixon and Stewart agreed with CC that Jon would stay on another few years, with *that* period ending in 2008. Whether Jon stays on TDS is a mystery. But his decisions tend to be stable. He has already been asked if he will stay on at the end of his current contract. His answers were along the lines of, "No," and "I don't want to do Daily Show forever. I want to do other things."

Performers are notorious for changing their minds about that, though. I think "What happens in 2008" will depend on these three factors and a hidden fourth:

1) whether Dems are in charge and how bad off the country is by the time Jon's contract expires,

2) the effect of this on Jon's big, soft, wonderful liberal conscience, and whether he feels guilt about leaving America stranded without his comedy should he leave at such a terrible time, and

3) what other offers are coming in by the time that happens.

Hidden 4) what Tracey, the kids, and his close friends think he should do.

My prayers are that Jon Stewart will never leave that show, unless the entire country has been turned completely back around to the days of sanity again. Then, he should do some good movies maybe. That's my humble uneducated opinion.


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The Daily Show as a comic strip
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hsher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:49 PM
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15. Steely fan!
Shake it!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:03 PM
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2. Samantha Bee, hands down. She's hilarious and has even more
speeds than Jon does.
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baldingrockwarlord2 Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:03 PM
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4. NOBODY!!!
Stewart is great. If he leaves, cancel the show and break the mold. Daily Show-lite would be an insult to the original.
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:08 PM
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7. The original was Craig Kilbourn.
John Stewart was the second host.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:36 PM
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18. Who's
John Stewart? :shrug:
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:41 PM
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20. ..
:spank:

Shaddup.
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Zensea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:08 PM
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whoops, dupe
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 02:09 PM by Zensea
accidental dupe
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Zensea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:08 PM
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6. Terry Jones
of Monty Python :)
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:54 AM
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37. Say no more! Say no more!
Edited on Tue Oct-10-06 03:54 AM by Swamp Rat
Nudge nudge, know what I mean? :D



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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:08 PM
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8. Craig whatever his last name was
His style was pretty funny. Combined with the writers it would still be a good show. Nothing can match Jon Stewarts run though.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:24 PM
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13. Agreed. His frat boy shtick got old, plus there were some sex harassment
Sadly, he acted pretty caddish toward the women on the show, including the woman who created the show (David Letterman's old girlfriend, actually!). I'm just not sure a right winger like Kilbourne would work well with the show's format now, although I think they should definitely make fun of liberals when they act stoopid, too.
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:40 AM
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34. It was Lizz Winstead, late of AAR, who co-created The Daily Show
Merrill Markoe is Letterman's ex. Craig was a prick to Lizz, and he was a prick on camera too. Smarmy bastid. Can you tell I don't like him?

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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:16 PM
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9. Updated
just a couple minutes more for suggestions folks
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qazplm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:16 PM
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10. I would say
Rob Coddry or maybe Lewis Black?
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hsher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:18 PM
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11. Denis Leary or Bill Maher
NOT Tucker! You joker! :evilgrin:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:01 AM
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29. I don't think Dennis Leary is progressive enough. n/t
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hsher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:18 AM
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33. Totally: me neither
But, he has the right snarky attitude and would bring the correct sarcasm to it. Plus put him in a suit and tie behind Jon's anchor desk, and... weirdly, something "clicks".

He's a damned Libertarian, but it feels right.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 10:31 AM
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41. I don't think Dennis Leary would wear a suit.
Put a suit on Dennis Leary, and it would burst into flames and then he'd roll it in rice paper and smoke it.

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hsher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:51 PM
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42. (ded) (laughter)
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Tiggeroshii Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:19 PM
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12. Ed Helms.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:06 PM
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16. Have to say no one. I think he is the only one I would watch
I like Bill moher but its a totally different style.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:34 PM
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17. Elmo!


Seriously, though...

David Cross!



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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:08 PM
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25. Seconding David Cross...
:thumbsup:
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Supply Side Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:42 AM
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36. I'll third that!
he kills me when he goes on Colbert.
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drbtg1 Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:18 PM
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19. Comedy Central and CBS are both owned by Viacom
Expect Mr. Stewart to be in the running for David Letterman's slot.
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:44 PM
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21. Samantha Bee is the funniest
But they havent done real great at replacing the older members who went on to greener pastures IMO.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:47 PM
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22. Craig Ferguson ... with some format changes.
The format of The Daily Show currently fits Jon Stewart like a glove. If Craig Ferguson wer to take it over, he'd have to change the format a bit.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:57 PM
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23. Lewis Black, but I admit there's a bias
Lewis Black is the only person on the show besides Stewart that gets to spoof the headlines without playing a character. Every single correspondnet plays a role just like Colbert when they do their segments. It's really hard to tell how any of the correspondents would do not playing a charcter and being themselves in Stewart's role.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:06 PM
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24. What's Dave Chappelle up to, these days? nt
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:08 PM
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26. I like the new British guy - I can't remember his name but he is the
British guy with the dark hair and glasses. I want to say John something.... I voted for Carrell although he's way too big time to come back and do that show now.
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:49 PM
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27. John Oliver
I agree he's great-time will tell.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:00 AM
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28. Dennis Miller!

I'm kidding!

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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 04:22 AM
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40. CHARLIE MURPHY!
I'm half-kidding.

I'd like an ensemble show, I think.

At the very least, we need some Paul Moony.
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hsher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:52 PM
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43. OhdearGod, Paul Moony, YES
In fact, have Chappelle do the show and Paul Moony as his Colbert.

I WOULD ***DIE*** WATCHING THAT VERSION OF TDS
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MirrorAshes Donating Member (942 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:16 AM
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30. My vote: John Hodgeman


i love this guy.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:41 AM
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31. Hodgman or Oliver
There'd still be a Jo(h)n in the chair... John Oliver is terrific; he reminds me of Eric Idle or Terry Chapman.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:13 AM
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32. The only reason Jon should leave is to run for President.
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:57 AM
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35. Marc Maron
But would Jim Earl go with him after TDS canned him years back?

What Jon does that so many can't is the interviews. He creates a friendly, respectful atmosphere where even rightwingers will take a chance. And then he punches them a couple times. Not a lot, just enough to let them know that he knows they're talking shit. Al Franken has a similar interview style. That's why Jon and Al get big-name guests. I think Maron could do the same. Maybe Lewis Black or Terry Jones could also.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:58 AM
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38. Samantha Bee is HOT!
:D I want her to be mean to me! :D

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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 04:13 AM
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39. Maybe more of an ensemble piece?
They could do it Murphy Brown style, with Samantha Bee and some other people. (I don't know the new people yet).

I don't think Jon can be replaced. He molded the show to his sensibilities, and it worked. The network needs to try something new and energetic.

But so help them if they put a cretin like Colin Quinn or Carlos "Mencia" on the show.
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:57 PM
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44. Show your love for Tucker!
The man needs yet another network to fail at!
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haele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:59 PM
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45. D.L. Hubley..
David Cross would also be a good pick, come think of it, but I really think that someone that's currently in the show would be a mistake as a host - people will remember the "reporter", and that might detract from the "anchor/talk show host" image.

BTW, Brian Unger should get his own news-show on MSNBC - he's twice as reputable as a journalist as, say, Tweety or Dead Intern...

Haele
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:59 PM
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46. They should just move the whole Daily Show onto CBS at 11:30 when Dave
Edited on Tue Oct-10-06 03:00 PM by Bombtrack
leaves. No need to continue "The Late Show" or discontinue "The Daily Show". Just move Colbert to 11:00.
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Red Right and BLUE Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:02 PM
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47. It will NEVER be as good as it is with Jon. nt
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