Jon Stewart may be gone from The Daily Show, but he is certainly not forgotten. Gayle King caught up with the former talk show host and his wife Tracey on their New Jersey farm for CBS This Morning to find out how Stewart spends his days now; namely, driving his kids to school and drinking a lot of smoothies.
The normally loud and expressive comedian is notably turned down several notches in the interview, as he leans against his ranch in a hoodie and a beard. Stewart says that he doesn’t miss The Daily Show at all; only the people that he worked with, whom he stays in contact with still.
“I feel like I completed it,” Stewart explained. “The joy is in creating it, in growing it, in evolving it. Maintaining it is the part that when it becomes rote or redundant, then you feel like ‘Well, I’m not adding a lot of value to this anymore, am I?’ “
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However, if you think that Stewart’s lost his comedic chops, you’re wrong. He may be taking life a little more leisurely, but he still managed to interject a quick joke about the pope into the interview. When King brought up that his family tries to follow the age-old tenet of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” and brought up that the pope had recently quoted the phrase to Congress, Stewart said: “[The Pope’s] original message was much different. It was something like ‘Get it while the gettin’s good’ I think. And I told him, ‘I don’t think that’s gounna fly. I think you might wanna try ‘do unto.’ ”