About two months ago, we told you that this Summer would find The Daily Show host Jon Stewart temporarily on hiatus as he would be directing his first ever feature film in the upcoming indie Rosewater. With John Oliver set to take over, the Summer is quickly approaching which means we’ll soon be losing the charismatic voice of the program before we know it. Now, Comedy Central has revealed when his substitute will kick in and just when we can expect the long-time personality back on the hit series.
Jon: I’ll say the organization, it’s Sauron, the Eye of Sauron. So there’s a sense that they have been singled out purely because of their political beliefs. To be profiled like that must be very upsetting.
Bill: Well, you know, we set bonfires and Alan Colmes is tied up and thrown in…
Jon: It’s just that to be lumped in with people based solely on one factor is, it’s unfair, I guess is what I‘m saying. It’s unfair. It’d be like, let’s say somebody committed an act of terror and we took their whole religion and we lumped them all in for special singling out.
Bill: That’s a very interesting analogy. So A act of terror, not 14,600 acts of terror. I mean I’m just doing the math here. If they keep mounting up, MAYBE you do a little profiling.
Jon: So you’re okay with profiling as long as it’s people…
Bill: Once it gets to 14,000 acts of terror, I think we oughta move in a little.
Jon: So 14,000 is the limit?
Bill: Yeah, you leave the Bulgarians alone and you kinda go into the Middle East there.
Jon: How many shootings are in this country?
Bill: In this country? Every year? I’m not quite sure. How many?
Jon: I think it’s like 30,000. 30,000 deaths between homicide and suicide. Do you think we should start profiling?
Bill: Of who? Dead people?
Jon: No, the people with the guns. It raises above your 14,000 incident threshold is what I’m saying.