Jon Stewart’s tenure as host of The Daily Show is coming to an end, so we're thinking back on all the amazing Jon Stewart fights. For the most part, the silly yet acerbic host of The Daily Show had a great time with his guests. But sometimes, the pundits and politicians who appeared on the show tried to best him in a game of wits. That’s where they went wrong.
These interviews always end up the same way - with a guest who’s mad at Jon Stewart. We love it. In fact, we think it’s so great that we made a list of the best beefs Jon Stewart has gotten into. Sometimes, John Stewart's beefs spilled out beyond Comedy Central, into appearances on Fox News or CNN.
For the last sixteen years, we’ve been treated to Jon Stewart breaking down the increasingly terrifying news of the day and taking the stuffing out of neo-cons. As much as we love someone explaining the news to us in a way that we can understand, our favorite part of The Daily Show was when someone got pissed at Stewart for catching them in a lie or just for being a jerk. Check out all of these times that Jon Stewart got under someone’s skin and revel in the comedy gold.Vote up your favorite Jon Stewart verbal battles and spirited arguments. And if you’ve got a favorite guest that Stewart peeved off, tell us about it in the comments.
Jon Stewart has been able to get under conservative windbag Rush Limbaugh's skin, despite Limbaugh having never appeared on The Daily Show. After Limbaugh criticized Michelle Obama for throwing support behind a social media campaign against the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram, Stewart called Limbaugh a “quivering rage heap..." and he launched the hashtag “#F*@kYouRush.”
Now that Stewart's tenure on The Daily Show is coming to an end, we'll always have to wonder what a battle between the host and Limbaugh would've sounded like.
During his time on Fox News, Glenn Beck provided Jon Stewart with plenty of fodder for laughs. On March 8, 2010, Stewart appropriated Beck's trademark chalkboards, claiming the government wanted to put chips in people's heads to control when they can masturbate. "In my America, nobody tells people when they can masturbate. That is a decision that should only be made between myself, my doctor, and that new Calvin Klein billboard outside my window that's lit 24 hours a day."Despite being invited to appear on the Daily Show, Glenn Beck sadly never took Stewart up on his offer.