Now, I realize it isn’t Stewart’s fault that his protégé has surpassed him in wit, intelligence, and entertainment value. Still, those Emmys that The Daily Show carted back to New York need to be cloned and shared with Colbert.
Just because the Emmy voters chose Barry Manilow (!!!) over The Colbert Report (how can these two even be uttered in the same breath?), doesn’t mean that this offense against television watching humanity has to stand unchallenged.
In one of the few genuinely entertaining moments during the Emmy Awards show, Colbert asked Stewart, “Could I hold some of yours?” Stewart said, “No.” That’s the truth, not truthiness. Here’s proof.
One evening Jon Stewart interviewed quasi-comedian Martin Short (boring) and Stephen Colbert’s guest was Janna Levin, a scientist (provocative). He asked her if being a theoretical physicist was like studying unicorn husbandry.
That line is worth an Emmy, for sure. Next year, Stephen.