• Jon Stewart’s uncut appearance on Fox News Sunday; is he trying to become a political player?

    Yesterday, Jon Stewart made his debut on the Sunday morning political talk show circuit – and of course he’d end up on Fox. The comedian had a chat with Chris Wallace that, at times, was more than a little bit tense.

    The heat of the interview peaked when they got into Stewart’s political ideology and supposed efforts to surpass the role of comedian and venture into some kind of activism. And then Wallace made a thinly veiled, snide critique of a supposedly racist bit Stewart performed on the show.

    Really, Wallace? You think Jon’s channeling Amos ‘n Andy? Really?

    If you move past the not-so-subtle vitriol, though, the interview offered an interesting discussion about political comedy. What do you guys think – is Stewart overstepping his bounds as a comedian in an effort to become a political player?

    Carrie Andersen

    In addition to writing for Laughspin, Carrie is a graduate student in Austin, Texas, where she researches popular culture, new media, music, and social movements. When not reading or writing in any official capacity, she spends her time playing the drums, watching crappy TV, and eating copious amounts of tacos and barbecue. She also blogs sporadically at carrieandersen.com.

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