“[Jon Stewart] literally taught me how to do everything I am doing now. All the things I’m doing are the direct result of lessons I was taught by him.”
“I think it’s pretty much an objective fact I owe him everything… all I’m doing now is using the muscles he gave me.”
NeoLogic Wrote:On paper it sounds ridiculous. But in practice, it makes a ton of sense to me. I think I have heard more truth over the years out of stand-up comedians like George Carlin, Joe Rogan, Doug Stanhope, Bill Hicks, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock than maybe any other one form of information outlet, strange as that may sound. Certainly more than any news organization. And it's because they have the freedom to say what they actually think. That's the biggest part; they are not contractually censored, like 'journalists'. They don't have to worry about pissing off sources, or 'playing the corporate advertising game', or any of that.