You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Jon Stewart on the Trump Debate: A Gold Mine for Comedy

“If the people in the debate don’t satisfy him, he is going to jump in himself,” Jon Stewart marvelled on his show last night. He rounded up the circus atmosphere so far, as Trump takes on debate critics Karl Rove, George Will and Jon Huntsman, as well as NBC News’ Chuck Todd.

 

In Variety today, Brian Lowry casts the candidates in reality shows.

He writes, “However unseemly this might appear — especially to political veterans — most of these candidates aren’t really campaigning to lead the free world. They’re auditioning for a range of media options that have exploded since Bill Clinton played the saxophone on Arsenio Hall’s show.

“Plus, the spectacle of Donald Trump flirting with a presidential run before choosing to continue with his NBC show, “The Apprentice” — but only after insisting he could win the nomination had he sought it — has further blurred the lines. Throw in plans for Trump to moderate an upcoming debate, and the GOP primaries have officially moved into “The Onion must be writing this” phase.”

More Voices

  • What's Next for 'Natasha, Pierre and

    What's Next for 'Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812'

    “If the people in the debate don’t satisfy him, he is going to jump in himself,” Jon Stewart marvelled on his show last night. He rounded up the circus atmosphere so far, as Trump takes on debate critics Karl Rove, George Will and Jon Huntsman, as well as NBC News’ Chuck Todd. The Daily ShowGet […]

  • Hayes Theater

    'Torch Song,' Second Stage and the $64 Million Broadway Bet

    “If the people in the debate don’t satisfy him, he is going to jump in himself,” Jon Stewart marvelled on his show last night. He rounded up the circus atmosphere so far, as Trump takes on debate critics Karl Rove, George Will and Jon Huntsman, as well as NBC News’ Chuck Todd. The Daily ShowGet […]

  • Phantom of the Opera Broadway

    What Broadway Learned From 'The Phantom of the Opera'

    “If the people in the debate don’t satisfy him, he is going to jump in himself,” Jon Stewart marvelled on his show last night. He rounded up the circus atmosphere so far, as Trump takes on debate critics Karl Rove, George Will and Jon Huntsman, as well as NBC News’ Chuck Todd. The Daily ShowGet […]

  • RWS Entertainment Group Marquee Holland America

    RWS Entertainment Launches Theatrical Development Department (EXCLUSIVE)

    “If the people in the debate don’t satisfy him, he is going to jump in himself,” Jon Stewart marvelled on his show last night. He rounded up the circus atmosphere so far, as Trump takes on debate critics Karl Rove, George Will and Jon Huntsman, as well as NBC News’ Chuck Todd. The Daily ShowGet […]

  • Hamilton West End Production.

    ‘Hamilton,’ Broadway and the Duel Over Paperless Tickets

    “If the people in the debate don’t satisfy him, he is going to jump in himself,” Jon Stewart marvelled on his show last night. He rounded up the circus atmosphere so far, as Trump takes on debate critics Karl Rove, George Will and Jon Huntsman, as well as NBC News’ Chuck Todd. The Daily ShowGet […]

  • HadestownNew York Theatre WorkshopBy Anaïs MitchellDeveloped

    Streaming to Broadway: How New Titles, Talent Grow Buzz Online

    “If the people in the debate don’t satisfy him, he is going to jump in himself,” Jon Stewart marvelled on his show last night. He rounded up the circus atmosphere so far, as Trump takes on debate critics Karl Rove, George Will and Jon Huntsman, as well as NBC News’ Chuck Todd. The Daily ShowGet […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content