6:54pm PT by Aaron Couch
Jon Stewart Talks Retirement Plans and George W. Bush During Audience Q&A
Jon Stewart is ready for his close-up ahead of his Aug. 6 Daily Show exit.
Comedy Central has released a video taken from an audience Q&A taped before The Daily Show, where the crowd peppered Stewart with questions about regrets and funniest bits. Among the highlights:
Which public figure gave him the most material?
"Do you watch the program?" Stewart asked the audience member. "George W. Bush did not want to invade Iraq. And then I called him and said, 'Do a brother a solid.' "
Will he return to stand-up?
"That's how I started. And that's, I'm sure, how I will end," Stewart joked. "Eighty years old, standing on stage."
Funniest bit that was scrapped?
Stewart couldn't recall specifics for The Daily Show, but he did recall a time during his first two weeks with a talk show at Paramount that went awry. He and writer Dave Attell had an idea for a Hitler sketch, which the audience hated.
"We will cancel you tonight if you don't pull that," Paramount executives told him.
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