Jon Stewart: The George W. Bush To Hugh Jackman’s Obama

By Lindsay Robertson / February 24, 2009

One (hopefully) last thing concerning the thing everyone’s totally sick of that was The Oscars: last night The Daily Show returned just in time to cover the Academy Awards, which for the past two years has been hosted by Jon Stewart. So, in the guise of Oscar coverage, correspondent John Oliver concluded that Jon didn’t host this year because our country was ready for the change represented by Hugh Jackman (and his “spectacular Australian cock.”) The funniest part, though, is at the end, when Oliver’s impression of Jon’s desperate need for attention and validation as a “sad clown” crosses the line into being kind of true about all performers, even our humble J-Stew.

“Please Jon. Save it for next year. In your Oscar night liveblog.” (Ha!)