Happy Birthday, Jon Stewart!
Today is Jon Stewart’s 50th birthday. He’s been my favorite comic and political satirist for maybe half a dozen years. He’s come a long way since 1994, when he did stand-up at Boston College. I wonder if he ever dreamed back then that some day he’d be hobnobbing with the president of the United States.
In 1997 he did an interview with George Carlin, my all-time favorite comic:
And here he is in his very first appearance on The Daily Show in January 1999:
The Huffington Post today is featuring a wonderful collection of photos and videos — “50 reasons to love Jon Stewart.” If you’re a fan, don’t miss it.