Jon Stewart: Life after Daily Show, as told by his former correspondents
While we’re sad to see Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show, we’re more than excited to see what he does next. Will he go back to directing movies? Start a podcast? Become a full-time Arby’s food critic? Needless to say, there are a lot of jobs Stewart would be good at. So, EW talked to Stephen Colbert, Olivia Munn, John Oliver and more and asked them what they think the Daily Show host’s next move should be.
ED HELMS: Dream job for Jon Stewart: Speaker of the House. Let’s put him in charge of Congress.
JOSH GAD: I would love Jon to become the first Jewish President of the United States of America. I think that he could be what Kennedy did for the Catholics. And I actually think that if Jon did run for president, he’d win. That’s how unbelievable I think he is.
JOHN OLIVER: I want to see him become the official King of New Jersey. I think New Jersey would probably move to a monarchy for him – it would be him and Springsteen duking it out, War of the Roses style.
MO ROCCA: I’d want him to create more shows — and create one for me. [Laughs] But I’m somewhat serious about that.
LEWIS BLACK: I’m not giving him any advice without a consulting fee. He would need to pay me a lot of money and it would be … I could give him a half hour of my time.
ROB CORDDRY: Maybe a one-on-one Charlie Rose-type of show? That would be fun for me at least. That’s what I would like to see him do.
MICHAEL CHE: Man, I want to see him take a five-year break. This guy’s been doing this show every single day for like 20 years, man. I want to see him get a tan.
OLIVIA MUNN: He should clean his office. Just clean his office. And he has a few Emmys in a box somewhere. And by a few I mean like, 30. You know, just maybe pass them my way. But honestly, I would just like him to clean his office. It’s overdue. It’s been years.
STEPHEN COLBERT: Mostly I want him to say, “I was just kidding. I’m not going anywhere.”
A version of this story appeared in Entertainment Weekly issue #1375, available for immediate purchase here. For much, much more from Stewart’s former correspondents on his legacy, see below.