I love Jon Stewart. I know he’s not everyone’s cup of tea (and frankly, having discussed politics with Rick himself, I am guessing Rick probably isn’t a big fan of Jon’s left leaning comedy), but I think he’s awesome. I think the reason why I dig his comedy so much is that it comes from truth….it comes from real news stories that most people in my generation or younger would find dry. I don’t know a lot of people who watch the nightly news these days for that very reason. And I think it is fantastic that Jon can take the news and turn it into something that I not only want to watch, but learn from and often laugh out loud at.
(Are you wondering why I’m waxing poetic about Jon Stewart on a Rick Springfield site? Just follow along with me for another few lines of text, please.)
I’m not going to lie here. I watched this year’s state of the union while in bed, half asleep. In fact, I think it actually put me to sleep. I figured I’d get the high points on the morning news the next day. But Jon takes the speech, hits the high points and gets in his zingers as well. I think what’s funniest about this clip is that it is so not a place where I’d expect to hear a RS reference. And it’s not just a little mention; whomever wrote this bit is obviously a big fan, because it’s right on, to the point and unabashedly enthusiastic.
Enjoy. The RS mention comes in at about 1:45 on the clip.