Ever Since Jon Stewart’s departure from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show the world has missed his acute and witty dissection and discussion on news and politics combined with just the right amount of satire. Stewart brought a certain charm coupled with excellent comedic timing and tone that made audiences interested and invested in current events. Stephen Colbert, former star of The Colbert Report, showed his chemistry with Stewart first as a correspondent on The Daily Show and then later on his spin-off show co created by Colbert and Stewart. Vulture has reported that Stewart and Colbert will reunite on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in order to kick off the shows coverage of the DNC and RNC this Monday night.
Without getting to much into this years election to avoid stepping on toes, the 2016 election has been quite the spectacle, to the enjoyment of some and the enragement of others on both sides. Whether you are pro Clinton or pro Trump, both have been the subject of jokes, attacks, and ridiculous moments. What this election has been severely lacking is great coverage from Stewart who rocked it back in 2008 and 2012 with his “InDecision” segments and “Election Night Specials”. If Stewart can capture just a fraction of that, with the aid of Colbert, then he should be able to transform this hectic election into a true sight to see.
So far Stewart is only scheduled to appear Monday night for the first part of Colbert’s two week live coverage of both National Conventions, meaning there is no guarantee that Stewart will be able to fully aid in all there is to cover. However, if Stewart were to only make a small cameo or have a small segment there is no doubt that many will be disappointed. Ideally, Stewart will stick around for the entire two week coverage in some capacity, but with no confirmation and no doubt that Stewart is busy with other projects, it may only be wishful thinking. Still, the duo has proven that they have the magic to cover events of this magnitude with a style unparalleled by any and to miss a chance like that would be a huge loss for everyone.
The two week coverage of the DNC and RNC on The Late Show will air on July 25 at 11:45 on CBS.