Jon Stewart Is Playing Catch-Up At His Own Game


Out of all of Jon Stewart’s descendants, solely John Oliver has managed to remain on the air – the primary to depart is the final one standing. Not solely has Oliver survived, he’s thrived. Final Week Tonight’s hybrid of humor and investigative reporting has netted 26 Emmys and two Peabody Awards amongst many different accolades, and the sequence has made John Oliver the defining voice of comedic anger in an unjust world. The impression of Oliver on the subjects he examines has been uncreatively named “The John Oliver Impact,” and his segments have led to tangible political motion, together with the ending of unfair bail necessities in New York Metropolis, crashing the FCC web site with complaints about Internet Neutrality, and pressuring lawmakers to put main limitations on civil forfeiture legal guidelines.

There isn’t a scarcity of difficult and essential political points that would use an inquisitive comic to dissect them in a digestible approach for thousands and thousands of individuals to achieve a better understanding of the issues going through their communities. Each The Downside with Jon Stewart and Final Week Tonight with John Oliver solely work as a result of their respective hosts are equal components passionate and entertaining – however proper now, Final Week Tonight doesn’t have contemporaries, and The Downside with Jon Stewart has an extended technique to go earlier than it hits something resembling “The John Oliver Impact.” Jon left late evening a grasp, however he returns as John’s scholar.

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