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The Original Jon Stewart: The Daily Beast

Long before the ‘Daily Show’ host turned political rants into comedy gold, Barry Crimmins perfected the practice. Now his complicated legacy is finally getting its due recognition.

One key reason the end of Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show reign stings so much is because no comedian has done more to educate and—perhaps more importantly—demand an education from his audience; to put on blast the hypocrisy of our culture, political or otherwise; to blend comedy and politics and anger and passion and, through that all, change the landscape of the comedy world altogether. .. read more at link below ...

updated: 7 years ago