The Daily Show fans such as myself might have already the news: Jon Stewart is scheduled to face off with Bill O’Reilly tomorrow and Thursday night. And, no, the interview will not run on the Comedy Central program — the two-part interview will be seen on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor.
Will it be interesting? Yes. Will it be funny? Most likely. But those of you expecting a combative showdown of Jim Cramer-esque proportions might have to prepare to be disappointed. Though it has been five years since Stewart appeared on The O’Reilly Factor — see interview embedded below — O’Reilly has faced off with the comedian a number of times on The Daily Show. And though they say plenty about each other behind their backs, their interactions always seem to be more friendly than one would expect — even if they share opposing viewpoints about, well, mostly everything.
So will the interview actually be a showdown? (If so, I would still hedge my bets on Stewart — the guy seems to do well even when off his home turf, if his famous appearance on Crossfire is any indication.) Or will we once again see a tame interview? I’m tuning in either way. How ’bout you, PopWatchers?