Jon Stewart Hopes Politics Are Still Funny in 2020 Have a sense of humor in an election year? You may be a truly unique snowflake

Jon Stewart remains a beacon of political comedy, and the former host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is hoping the fans of his satirical take on the news still have an appetite. American politics changed a lot in the five years since his departure, most notably with a vitriolic President Trump taking the helm.

Now Stewart is bringing a political comedy movie in an election year filled with divisive thoughts on the coronavirus epidemic and lockdowns. Meanwhile Black Lives Matter spoke with a loud and proud voice on the inequalities faced by minorities in our nation.

So, is this the right time for a story about a democratic political analyst helping a Marine run for local mayor?

It’s so close to the premise of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” that we can’t help but wonder if this lampoon will feel original. Let’s hear what the cast and crew has to say about it.

Rose Byrne discusses her part as Faith Brewster in the movie.

Topher Grace explains what it was like playing Kurt Farland on the set.

Natasha Lyonne speaks on her experiences playing Janet in the movie.

Actress Mackensie Davis talks about her part in Irresistible.

Stewart explains what he was thinking when he decided to make the movie and what he hopes to accomplish with it.

Comedian Steve Carell explains what he went through to bring Gary Zimmer to the film.

Here’s some b-roll and behind-the-scenes footage from the set of the movie.

As always, we’d love to know your opinion on the movie. Did you love or hate it? Do you think political movies have a place in modern society or are they too divisive? How do you like Jon Stewart’s career moves since leaving TDS?

Let us know in the comments below.


Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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