Jon Stewart Says He Would 'Absolutely' Do Another Debate With Bill O'Reilly

Jon Stewart, satirist and host of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, recently visited Reddit to promote a film he has directed entitled Rosewater, which opened on theaters across the United States this week. Rosewater details the true story of Maziar Bahari, a journalist who was detained in Iran for 118 days for his satirical coverage of the country's presidential election.

If you haven't seen the film yet, here is the movie's trailer to get you excited.

During his Reddit IAMA visit, Stewart was kind enough to answer fan questions regarding his life, work, and his relationship with other comics and commentators. Here are some of the most intriguing questions on Stewart's AMA.


Redditor Gloriouskind asked, "What was filming Coffee with Comedians in Cars like? The way they presented your prom scene was hilarious."

Stewart answered:

I have always enjoyed hanging out with Jerry who is (for comedians) someone you're in a little bit of awe of.

He is - it's like being in the presence of a master craftsman. And watching him work, or being able to make him laugh, is - whether you're sitting in the front seat of a '76 off-brown Gremlin, or not - a pretty big deal.

Redditor sacrebluh asked, "In an interview with Malala Yousafzai, she left you speechless, what was going through your mind during those brief seconds of speechlessness?"

Stewart answered:

"I think I was imagining all the other young women in her same position who show such grace and courage in pursuing their dreams in the face of terrible, terrible consequences and obstacles."
Here is the full interview:
Redditor tragic-waste-of-skin asked, "Hi Jon, What was the joke that made you so angry at Seth McFarlane? I recall you were absolutely livid."

Stewart answered:

"It wasn't a joke. It was during a very difficult time, during the writer's strike, and he's a guy that I really respect and admire, and I heard he was really disappointed in me for coming back on the air, and so we had a conversation that got heated, but I think hopefully we both ended up with a better understanding of each other's position on it, and have since become friendly."
Redditor dayofthedead asked, "Hi Jon, Would you ever do another debate with Bill O'Reilly? Also, what are your impressions of Bill?"
"Uh, I would absolutely. I always enjoyed it. It reminds me of everything thanksgiving I had growing up, where my relatives would come over. And we would always end up screaming and yelling over plates of gravy and cranberry sauce, and then laughing our asses off while watching football later."
Read the rest of Jon Stewart's AMA here.

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