Self-appointed late-night talk show critics Elena Wandzilak and Katharine Jaruzelski are back to weigh in on the first week of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.”
There’s still hope out there for all the comedically inclined psychology majors at Washington University. Sara Taksler, a 2001 graduate and psychology major, is a senior producer at “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and the director of the upcoming documentary “Tickling Giants.”
On Saturday, Jon Stewart closed his rally in the National Mall with a poignant speech about the role that the 30-second, 140-character pace of the media cycle and the political cycle has taken in our collective perception of American culture.
“Reason is how mankind advances. If we were afraid of everything, we would have never harnessed the power of fire,” Jon Stewart said on Saturday. Only a handful of the 155 Washington University students who took a 16.5-hour bus ride to Washington D.C. heard these words.
In all of the insanity that is midterms at Wash. U., people have neglected to notice some important things that have been going on in the world. Specifically, in a defining moment for Jon Stewart, President Obama is going to be on The Daily Show this very evening.
This school and this student body loves Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert so much that 165 students can go and see them at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington D.C. Treasury has agreed to set aside $12,000 for buses, parking fees, gas and overtime for the drivers, just to get there and back. With that kind of cash, SU could have gotten a speaker on campus that at least everyone would have had access to, not just the Jon Stewart fans lucky enough to get a seat.
Though the nation is buzzing about Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive in Washington, D.C. on October 30, many students do not know that the means to going are at their fingertips.
On Oct. 30, Jon Stewart is holding a rally on the National Mall in D.C. to restore sanity to the political atmosphere. The extreme viewpoints of only a few people currently dominate our political discussion, leaving little room for constructive dialogue in the middle.