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Yes here it is, the comical Jon Stewart video from your Daily Show. It’s the “Glenn Beck impression” one and the blogs just love it. [Daily Show]

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  • hobospacejunkie

    Glenn Beck is a jizz mopper.

  • bureaucrap

    Saw it last night. Pretty d*&n funny. I would recommend it to my friends and neighbors.

  • Big Liver

    I saw this last night and I couldn’t believe how acutely JS captured the Beck-turd.

  • norbizness

    Stewart’s acting biorhythms all definitely peaked in 1997, when he guest starred as Andy Dick’s “twin” brother in News Radio.

  • SuburbanCorrespondent

    Ugh. I love you Wonkette, but your uber-snarky “everything is lame unless we did it ourselves” schtick wears a little thin, like that kid in high school with the corduroy jacket who only listened to vinyl and didn’t even OWN a TV. This was legit funny and don’t even play that it wasn’t.

  • Larry McAwful

    When they removed Glenn Beck’s hemorrhoids, why did they decide to put them on TV instead of Glenn Beck? I know there’s not much difference between the two, but still.

  • Jim89048

    Up until last night, the only times I’ve ever seen Glen Beck has been when Shouty Keith has shown clips and pointed and laughed at him. Now that I’ve seen JS’s excellent portrayal, I’ll never see him any other way.

  • norbizness

    As for me, he might as well have been parodying minor characters from Petticoat Junction, a show that I’ve never seen. Now if we could get that hot new comic Richard Jeni to do a Morton Downey Jr. parody, that would be fresh. Don’t bore me with the details about whether either principal is currently living.

  • jetjaguar

    Do the kids still say “epic” these days?

  • Come here a minute

    Not a bad cover, but it’s funnier when Beck sings it.

  • jodyleek

    This is why I love Jon Stewart, want to have hot, sweaty sex with all 5’6″ of him, and have his babies. (Don’t tell my husband, okay?)

  • sleepy

    nobel-worthy meta-brilliance.

  • hockeymom

    When he pulled out the “Operation” game, I almost fell off the couch.

  • OReillysVibrator

    I think this might become an occasionally recurring segment in the future. But be careful, Jon; the Beck character, the more you spend time on it, parasitically attaches itself to you, growing in dominance and power until you BECOME Beck itself. If this happens, please heroically throw yourself out a building, or even more heroically, use some dynamite (Stage 3 of the Beck leech compels you to buy increasing amounts of explosives) and take it to a 9/12 rally.

  • proudgrampa

    Hilarious. Stewart really captures the whole Beck schtick.

  • shadowMark

    God must like this clip because my mobile broadband let me watch almost the whole thing with just one or two stops for buffering.

  • Prommie

    [re=452059]hobospacejunkie[/re]: Hey, Jizz-Moppers are selfless people who perform a thankless, but necessary task, how can you insult jizz-moppers like this?

  • V572625694

    Got a good beat, easy to dance to, I give it an 85.

  • hockeymom

    [re=452084]hockeymom[/re]: Sorry, that should have come with a “spoiler” warning.

  • Little Old Lady

    The fact that Glenn Beck is a ham actor wouldn’t be so hard to stomach if he weren’t such a *bad* ham actor.
    BTW, his home network should be Comedy Central. Even Faux News should have more sense than than to showcase this “bottom of the barrel, but still over the top” cretin.

  • binarian

    Damn, he’s good. Bring the funny, John.

  • Oldskool

    He nailed the crazy so well it was a little scary. I felt like I was a boy sitting in church all over again.

  • hobospacejunkie

    [re=452088]Prommie[/re]: I didn’t mean anything by it. Some of my best friends are jizz moppers.

  • rocktonsammy

    Not sure who is really the funny one , Stewart or that Bleck guy.

  • Jim89048

    On another show on another channel I didn’t watch last night, Bill Shatner read some of Levi Johnston’s tweets.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    [re=452091]Little Old Lady[/re]: The stomach that was connected to the small intestine which was tangentially connected to the anus, which is the same thing Karl Marx had? I thought so.

  • nailsinthecoffin

    The Daily Show is without a doubt the best media criticism on TV today. This whole week of shows has been an eviseration of the cable news media.

  • Raquelabeta

    Saw this last night, what was the line? Something about communists socializing nazism?? I laughed for a good two minutes.

    The genius was in the pauses. Mucho Jon love right now.

  • KilgoreTrout_XL

    I’ve worked with better, but not many.

    The glasses bit was pretty hilarious for whatever reason.

  • EmSharp

    [re=452066]SuburbanCorrespondent[/re]: Agreed. I love you too, Wonkette, and read you religiously..but sometimes its okay to admit that Jon Stewart is quite possibly the most original and hilarious pundit out there right now.

  • SayItWithWookies

    There’s a great 3-part Glenn Beck bio in Salon that portrays him as a really slimy amoral opportunist who doesn’t believe anything he says, but will say anything for ratings. And this was all way before he got his Fox radio show. Ah — it starts here if you haven’t seen it yet.

  • Mr Blifil

    Lot of work to call another guy an asshole, literally. But I’m down widdit.

  • Cicada

    [re=452062]bureaucrap[/re]: You can say “damn”. It’s okay, say it with me: damn damn damn damn damn.

  • Terry


    Sister, you got to get in line.

  • finallyhappy

    [re=452096]Jim89048[/re]: I heard Shatner and Nimoy speak this summer. He said he had Rush on his show and Rush is really smart but does all his stuff to get media attention- I agree that Rush is a big media whore. Nimoy basically answered by saying we need to return decency and civility to the media.

  • Gorillionaire

    I think Stewart is actually getting “meaner” and I am digging it.

  • proudgrampa

    [re=452113]Cicada[/re]: Fuck, yeah!

  • Ted Kennedy Breakdancing

    Oh for God’s sake Juli. That was incredibly funny. Don’t try to pretend it wasn’t.

  • Big Irish

    I can’t wait to see Glenn Beck try to imitate John Stewart for a segment in attempted revenge. Now that’s gonna be some good television. Way to bait the hook, JS.

  • FlownOver

    [re=452107]EmSharp[/re]: Wonkette, I’m piling on. Repent or be damned.

    You know this was gold. I’d expect the note of arch disdain from Her Ladyship the Dowager Dame Nooningtonshire of Murdochham, but sometimes Larry the Cable Guy’s line is on target: “I don’t care who you are, that’s funny.”

  • Mr. Tusks

    Gaaah Glenn and Rush and B.O. FEED off this kind of attention. If we laugh at them that makes them relevant, which is all they really need! For once resist the snark and IGNORE these people, that’s the only way they’ll really die.

  • TGY

    I don’t understand. Where does Juli say she didn’t think it’s funny? ‘Friday Fun Video’ kinda implies the contrary.

  • NopantsMcGee

    Wonkette, sometimes you have to accept that you’re not the only people that can bring on the funny.

  • TGY

    [re=452127]Mr. Tusks[/re]: Hm, no. They need to be parodied the shit out of. When you argue with them seriously, *that* makes them relevant. Humor is a weapon.

  • Lazy Media

    Isn’t a parody supposed to involve comedic exaggeration? This seems a good deal more rational, and less bizarre in mannerism, than the actual Glenn Beck.

  • Sharkey

    OK why are you people saying that Juli didn’t think this (and / or JS) was funny?

    I’m just not seeing anything particularly snarky in Juli’s words.

    You people are weird.

  • proudgrampa

    [re=452140]Sharkey[/re]: They may be a tad sensitive. It’s been tough week. Come on, Wonketteers, it’s Friday! Let’s start drinking early today!

  • TGY

    [re=452135]TGY[/re]: Like remember when Reagan replied to a serious point by Jimmy Carter in a debate with ‘There you go again’? It’s a VERY powerful weapon.

  • Sharkey

    [re=452142]proudgrampa[/re]: Done and done!

  • TGY

    [re=452137]Lazy Media[/re]: Sometimes just the parody without exaggeration is enough because of the context. It’s ‘understated parody’ in a sense.

  • proudgrampa

    [re=452142]proudgrampa[/re]: Where did my “a” go???

  • An American in Toronto

    Wonkette, don’t be bitter like all the lib radio hosts who claim that Stewart and Colbert are listening to their shows religiously and cribbing every joke.

    It’s Jon Stewart’s world, we just live in it.

  • freakishlystrong

    What the hell is wrong with everyone today? Teabag hangover? Stewart is a gift, Juli iS snarkalicious and Wonkett,(and her commenters),have almost COST me my job on several occasions.

  • BeWoot

    Leave Juli alone.

  • Oldskool

    Yeah, I don’t get the Wonkette jabs either. Someone must be typing different words in one of those alternate reality thingys.

  • Prommie

    [re=452130]TGY[/re]: Well, the headline is condescending, “popular” is a dirty word to the elite, dontchaknow, and some could take that to mean Juli regards Jon as lowbrow, but I think they got it wrong, I think its a matter of offering a semi-apology for posting something that has been posted absolutely everywhere already, Juli is self-parodying, as if to say, “Oh, okay, I will post the Jon Stewart thing, too, even though anything which achieves so much popularity must obviously be, well, popular, and thus not the sort of thing we elite and above the above it all set here would normally post, enjoy slumming with the masses, wonketters.”

    No, Juli meant not to dis Jon; but those few who followed her feigned disdain with their real disdain for Jon, these are the ones who simply wish they were he.

  • the problem child

    I think it was the use of the word “comical”, which in Wonketteland, is kind of a diss often, but I think not in this case.

  • Prommie

    [re=452148]An American in Toronto[/re]: Jon steals nothing from those lib radio hacks (there is a reason lib radio has no audience: It Sucks Shit. Shrill and Earnest, the horror of it).

    I know Jon (and his writers) steal nothing from lib radio because the fact is, they steal most of his material from my comments on this and various other blogs. True fact.

  • the problem child

    [re=452155]Prommie[/re]: Oh god, we really shouldn’t try to explain things, should we?

  • FlownOver

    [re=452155]Prommie[/re]: How meta.

  • Juli Weiner

    I did not post the video because I thought it was unfunny…

  • rabblerouser42
  • SuburbanCorrespondent

    [re=452140]Sharkey[/re]: It just seemed to me that the post was dripping with sarcasm – “the comical Jon Stewart video”, “the blogs just love it”. Instead of acknowledging its awesomeness, Juli seemed to be saying, “we might as well post this, since all the plebians out there are simply eating it up”. I hope Prommie’s theory is correct though, because as I said I love Wonkette despite its tendency to OD on blogsnark from time to time.

  • Jim89048

    [re=452161]Juli Weiner[/re]: I see what you did, there…

  • Brendan M.

    [re=452161]Juli Weiner[/re]: It’s not that you posted it, it’s how you posted it.

  • proudgrampa

    [re=452155]Prommie[/re]: Now, I’m either confused or having an epiphany…

    You’re saying it’s some kinda circular self-parody of a parody (feigned disdain for real disdain for feigned disdain for real…)??

    Time for another martini!!!

  • Prommie

    [re=452161]Juli Weiner[/re]: Unfunny “ha ha” or unfunny “hmm?”

  • AbstinenceOnly Ed

    [re=452161]Juli Weiner[/re]: Snarkocalypse now!

  • shadowMark

    [re=452161]Juli Weiner[/re]: Just checking in to see if Meghan knows what litotes means? I think win.

  • widget09

    I’ll bet Barrack Obama wipes his butt, so did Hitler.

  • proudgrampa

    [re=452189]shadowMark[/re]: I am not a little upset that they’re picking on Juli.

  • Prommie

    [re=452179]proudgrampa[/re]: Deliberately ambiguous feigned elite disdain for feigned grudging respect as a strategy to allow genuine lowbrow delight while retaining elitist mask, partially masking, partially, ambiguously, admitting, to genuine jealous grudging elite respect.

  • imissopus


  • Mustang

    [re=452161]Juli Weiner[/re]: I was impressed with the quality and attention to detail in this clip, but I see Intern Juli’s point. Jon’s little “Aren’t I the cutest smartest thing EVER?” schtick does wear thin.

  • earnestcivilservant

    Can’t we all just get along?

  • Deacon Frank Orris

    [re=452142]proudgrampa[/re]: Today?

  • S.Luggo

    Surgery To Remove Asshole Unsuccessful; Malignancy Continues.

  • proudgrampa

    [re=452201]Prommie[/re]: I think I love you.

  • Mustang

    [re=452142]proudgrampa[/re]: It HAS been a tough week. That’s why I started Monday at 4 p.m.

  • Nappied Hypotenuse

    Q: How can I get a pic of that blackboard to use as my wallpaper?

  • bago

    [re=452201]Prommie[/re]: I prefer to think of it as incoherent rage masking further incoherent rage.

  • the problem child

    [re=452229]bago[/re]: Now, now. It’s “incoherent and abusive”. And that’s Jim, not Juli.

  • Lazy Media

    [re=452145]TGY[/re]: Did you just answer my rhetorical question?

  • hobospacejunkie

    Sometimes a post is just a post.

  • Katydid

    To deftly change the subject, have we decided what categories we’re nominating Wonkette for for the 2009 Weblog Awards?

    And are we all supposed to do it, so Wonkette makes it into the finalists?

  • TGY

    [re=452201]Prommie[/re]: Cunning, very cunning.

  • TGY

    [re=452243]Lazy Media[/re]: One of my splinter personalities did, anyway.

  • Prommie

    [re=452216]proudgrampa[/re]: Awww, Prommie straight.

  • the problem child

    [re=452245]Katydid[/re]: deconstructionism, obvs.

  • Yaybuls

    Just one more example of how Comedy Central is becoming a “bizarro” Fox News. If Colbert=O’Reilly and now Stewart=Beck, what’s next??

  • proudgrampa

    [re=452256]Prommie[/re]: Awww, that’s OK. So am I!

  • binarian

    [re=452179]proudgrampa[/re]: You’re saying it’s some kinda circular self-parody of a parody (feigned disdain for real disdain for feigned disdain for real…)??

    is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma

  • Whatever Blows Your Skirt

    [re=452142]proudgrampa[/re]: already begun!!

  • the problem child

    [re=452273]binarian[/re]: And then deep-fried until crispy. Serve with lemon wedges and a nice lager.

  • GeneralLerong

    [re=452201]Prommie[/re]: Oh yeah?

  • binarian

    [re=452293]the problem child[/re]: Crap. And I just ate lunch. Now I’m all hungry again.

  • Clungebuster Jones

    Yes, Juli is coming off as an insufferable tryhard this time around.

  • Harvey Birdman

    [re=452201]Prommie[/re]: Woah, you just described my aesthetics.

  • AbstinenceOnly Ed

    She’s mocking “the blogs,” not Jon Daily. Everybody grab a ratdick and STFU.


    [re=452273]binarian[/re]: …inside Beck colon?

    You just blew my mind, dude.

  • proudgrampa

    [re=452329]AbstinenceOnly Ed[/re]: Can’t we all just get along?

  • Extemporanus

    [re=452215]S.Luggo[/re]: [re=452229]bago[/re]: I am Glenn’s raging hemorrhoids.

  • AbstinenceOnly Ed

    [re=452350]proudgrampa[/re]: Sorry, I just wanted to get rid of all this leftover ratdick.

  • Mad Brahms

    [re=452201]Prommie[/re]: This is an excellent and probably accurate analysis, and yet the sentence blew my brain open a little bit while I was attempting to parse it. Have you been reading too much Bourdieu?

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    [re=452104]nailsinthecoffin[/re]: I loved the send up of the CNN panel.

    Unfortunately, I have to wait until tonight to see this.

  • takes12no1

    Jon Stewart is Glenn Beck in this piece. I love Jon Stewart. Glenn Beck is a turd, a fucking insane stinky turd. Salon has a really good piece on him detailing his start as a “morning zoo” guy on radio. He was just as much of an asshole then as he is now, just with a smaller audience and without the politics.

  • JimNewell

    I will fucking destroy all of you whiny motherfuckers if you don’t stop whining about nothing, JESUS.

  • progressiveinga

    [re=452389]JimNewell[/re]: Uh-Oh. Daddy’s home…..

  • takes12no1

    ….first wonkette came for the whiners…and I said nothing….then they came for the snarksters…and I said nothing. Then, they came for me.

  • Prommie

    [re=452358]Mad Brahms[/re]: Bourdieu? Whassat? This is something I learned from flirting. You ambiguously pretend, or not pretend, to be pretending that you are pretending to be hot for someone, because you really are hot for them, so that they will be kept in a state of suspense, wondering, are you pretending to be hot for them to cover up the fact that you really are hot for them, or are you openly feigning pretending real hotness for them, so that they won’t know you aren’t really hot for them.

    “Oh honey, when I was drooling all over that blonde with the huge tatas, I was doing it ironically, to point out how absurd it would be to even think that I would be attracted to a blond with huge tatas.”

  • Potater

    People, Wonkette does not post all the funny Daily Show / Colbert Report videos because if they did this would be a blog of almost nothing BUT Stewart / Colbert clips. Wonkette prefers to bring the funny that you wouldn’t find anywhere else, or find the funny in things that aren’t necessarily funny, hence why we continue to come back to it day after day for just a taste of its awesomeness. Like Newt Gingrich to Jesse Helms’ ass.

  • takes12no1

    [re=452389]JimNewell[/re]: Jim, needs more fuck.

  • Jim Newell

    [re=452405]takes12no1[/re]: Most things do.

  • Decker

    [re=452206]Mustang[/re]: I think he made that work as part of the Beck character.

  • problemwithcaring

    Am I too late for the ratdicks?

  • Bruno

    All I see is:

    “Sorry Videos are not currently available in your country”


  • thebeatgoeson

    [re=452115]Terry[/re]: in line behind ME, biatches!

  • a_pink_poodle

    Needed more fake crying and a close up of crocodile tears and he would have been right on the mark.

  • foog

    [re=452066]SuburbanCorrespondent[/re]: Oh come now. Wonkette is probably just engaging in the grand olde tradition of throwing a smidgen of snark in even when it’s something they like and approve of. You know, like that funny man Jon Stewart does.