October 07, 2011 1:20pm PT by Rebecca Ford
Steve Jobs Remembered By Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert (Video)
Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert took a moment to break from their usually funny routines to talk seriously about the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Jobs died on Wednesday at the age of 56 after years battling his failing health.
On The Colbert Report, Colbert showed a montage of his coverage of Apple products over the years. The video montage shows the many instances when Colbert has used his show to beg Apple to send him their latest and greatest product. Once he finally gets his hand on the iPhone or iPad, Colbert makes sure to show it off to his viewers.
Colbert also talked about his brief interaction with Jobs. After the 2010 Grammy Awards, when Colbert used an iPad to present the nominees for Best Female Video, Jobs sent him an email with a one-word message: "Sweet!"
Colbert also ended the show with a silent iPhone-themed tribute to Jobs. While it’s not possible to read the inscription on the phone, it’s clear by Colbert’s face that he is deeply saddened by Jobs’ death.
VIDEOS: Remembering Steve Jobs
On The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the host talked about the many interactions he’d had with Jobs over the years. He said Jobs was “always very charming and generous with his time.”
Stewart also expressed sadness that Jobs has been taken off the Earth too quickly, and probably had more to share with the world.
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“So what are we supposed to do now? What’s next? It’s sort of like this alien comes down and gives you this new technology and kinda shows you how to use it and then takes off in this spaceship. And we’re like, ‘Ah, what’s this green button?!’”
Watch Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart speak about the death of Steve Jobs: