Jon Stewart's "children"; who is the rightful heir?

The greatest TV in history is being made right now. The worst TV in history is being made right now.

Which of Jon Stewart's "children" has best preserved his legacy?

Stephen Colbert
2
29%
Larry Wilmore
0
No votes
Trevor Noah
1
14%
Samantha Bee
1
14%
John Oliver
3
43%
 
Total votes : 7

Jon Stewart's "children"; who is the rightful heir?

Postby judderman on Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:39 am

There needs to be a definitive answer.
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Re: Jon Stewart's "children"; who is the rightful heir?

Postby so sorry on Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:13 am



There's no replacement worthy for Stewart, period.

Colbert is closest...but he made it his own, so I would say he's not an heir as much as an offshoot.

I haven't watched more than a few segments of the new guy, and he seems to just be reading the teleprompter, not coming up with the material himself.

Samantha Bee...I've only seen the TV commericals (which were nonstop) and one segment I think, and she just seems angry.
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Re: Jon Stewart's "children"; who is the rightful heir?

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:08 pm

john stewart is like a sun that went supernova, and scattered bits and pieces of itself all over the tv universe. but those bits and pieces are just small collections of the elements that made up the original.

john oliver got the biting wit. samantha bee got the righteous anger. colbert got the promotion and a raise. larry wilmore got the street cred and the urban swag that stewart was so well-known for. and trevor noah, well.... he got a show with the same name. not the same show, mind you. just a show with the same name.

just like a supernova though, even if you take all the pieces somehow and put them all back together, they still won't add up to the original. once the fire goes out, it stays out.
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Re: Jon Stewart's "children"; who is the rightful heir?

Postby TheBaxter on Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:23 am

perhaps the rightful heir to jon stewart is... jon stewart?

jon stewart is returning to TV..... kinda
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Postby TheBaxter on Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:31 pm

https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status ... 5146187776

i don't even watch the daily show anymore, and it still has the power to convince me that this country is totally fucked.
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