Stewart returns from the Middle East, to discuss … the Middle East
Jon Stewart is back at “The Daily Show.” Or at least a version of him is.
In the intro sketch for Stewart’s return show Tuesday, summer interim host John Oliver discovered a very Middle Eastern Stewart, unshaven and speaking a foreign language in the threshold of his Comedy Central dressing room.
Oliver, alongside correspondent Jessica Williams, tried to Americanize Stewart the best and fastest way they know how — with Big Macs hooked up to a defibrillator. As a result of the duo’s radical efforts, Stewart underwent a series of wardrobe and facial hair changes, including a full-Nazi garb Hitler.
Fortunately, Stephen Colbert and a Haz-Mat suit were on call to save the day. With a little help from Mr. Met, Stewart was good as new.
That may all make *some* sense when you watch the video below.
Anyway, Stewart made it back to his desk and his old self.
“I’ve missed you so much,” Stewart whispered into the camera. “You don’t know what it’s like out there in the real world. Nobody applauds every stupid f—ing thing you do.”
But surely, Stewart relished the experience overseas, making his feature film directorial debut. So what did he learn while on hiatus directing “Rosewater?”
“Boy, I’m Western,” the host joked.
During the opening segment, Stewart brought Oliver out to the desk to praise his interim stint as host. There, the understudy filled in his boss on the summer’s happenings, including Anthony Weiner, “Sharknado,” and Paula Deen saying some really uncool stuff.
Along those lines, what exciting, salacious tabloid story did Stewart return to? What comedic softball can he ease back into form by joking about his first night back?
Oh, Syria. Yeah, nothing funny there.
“America taking military action against the Middle East regime?” Stewart quipped. “It’s like I never left.”
The rest of Stewart’s Tuesday performance solidified that sentiment.
Watch the video: