In the lead up to the presidential election, there was a lot of speculation about how Jon Stewart would have handled Donald Trump’s election, as well as a sense of abandonment felt by his most ardent fans. Vigilant Stewart devotees were treated to the occasional reunion with his former colleagues Stephen Colbert and John Oliver, sometimes in costume. But once Trevor Noah started making new ass grooves in the Daily Show anchor chair, there were many left-leaning folks who felt rudderless in the pending maelstrom that was the Trump candidacy and may be a Trump presidency. Last night, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee caught up with Stewart, who’s doing just dandy—for 10 seconds, anyway.
Yes, that 1/6 of a minute or so of peace that Stewart experienced could be all you have to look forward to during the holidays and, oh yes, a White House administration that just narrowly avoided appointing a guy known for making all manner of bigoted statements as Chief Of Staff. Now we understand why adult coloring books have become so popular.