Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Rob Corddry was one of the best Daily Show correspondents by far.  He's been gone for a while, having left to work on his own sitcom.  Haven't seen it, but I imagine it's funny.  Probably a good step for him, seeing as he was apparently frustrated by the show's limitations and its audience, at least as evidenced in this delightfully tongue-in-cheek (though old) interview.  The highlight:

How is The Daily Show audience?
Oh, God. It's all college kids and NPR listeners. They smuggle in The New York Times in their tote bags. The Daily Show audience used to drive me fucking crazy, because they would just applaud at every reference to some right-wing guest being taken down. Or anything slightly to the left of center. They would stand in their chairs, and it would just drive me crazy. The Daily Show, at its best, is not smug. And Jon tells the audience, "Look, tonight Bill O'Reilly is gonna be on, and we know you don't like him, but he is a guest in our house, and you treat him with respect." And Jon absolutely hates it when people will just applaud at anything remotely liberal. It's a knee-jerk audience. It's so easy. But at the same time, I used to peek out from behind the curtains, and the excitement on people's faces, it's giving me chills right now just thinking about it.
Ouch!  Methinks somebody takes his honesty black... no cream, no sugar.

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