Hugh Grant has responded to Jon Stewart calling him the worst Daily Show guest of all time in the Hugh Grantiest way possible: with winning self-deprecation.
On Friday, Stephen Colbert interviewed Stewart before a sold-out audience in Montclair, New Jersey as a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival. Their conversation was wide-ranging, covering everything from how Stewart almost quit The Daily Show shortly after being hired to the duo’s marriage advice. But one of the buzziest moments came when Stewart revealed that in the nine years he’s been with the show, his least favorite guest was the floppy-haired stutterer Hugh Grant. Here’s Third Beat Magazine‘s summary of what Stewart said:
Grant spent his time at the studio complaining that he had other places to be. “He’s giving everyone sh– the whole time, and he’s a big pain in the ass,” Stewart recalled. Grant also complained to the staff about the clip that was selected of the movie he was promoting, Did You Hear About the Morgans? — a clip that was obviously supplied by the film’s publicist. Stewart recalls Grant angrily asking “What is that clip? It’s a terrible clip.” “Well, then make a better f–ing movie,” Stewart said, adding that he would “never” have Grant back.
Grant apparently didn’t get wind of the comment until today. He gave a charming response to Stewart’s remarks via Twitter:
When asked for comment, The Daily Show‘s publicist told EW that the program just shot its last episode of the year, and that it’s on hiatus until January.
For good measure, here’s the Hugh Grant Daily Show appearance in question — complete with that truly unfunny Did You Hear About The Morgans? clip.