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- In early 2015, Jon Stewart retired as host of "The Daily Show" after 16 years at the helm. He left with a warning for his audience that "bulls— is everywhere".
- Since then, Stewart has made some surprising reappearances, stirring the pot, making us laugh, and fighting for the 9/11 first responders.
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Although he retired from "The Daily Show" in 2015, Jon Stewart has been keeping busy with a number of unexpected appearances.
He’s defended his former colleagues, called out the media and President Donald Trump, saved a couple of wayward goats, questioned a pony, and entered the ring with John Cena.
Here’s what he’s been up to since he left television.
Last week, Stewart ripped into congressional lawmakers over their lack of support for 9/11 first responders.
On June 11, Stewart ripped into congressional lawmakers over their failure to ensure that funds to pay for 9/11 first responders’ healthcare don’t run out.
Stewart excoriated lawmakers for their low attendance at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, which he’s been lobbying to make permanent for years.
He mocked Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky for saying he was "bent out of shape."
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During a visit to "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on June 18, Stewart balked at McConnell’s suggestion that he was "bent out of shape" and delivered a scathing monologue at the expense of the senator, Business Insider’s David Choi reported.
"No, Mitch McConnell, I am not bent out of shape," Stewart said, adding that he was "fine" but had been "bent out of shape" for the 9/11 victims.
Stewart went on a tirade against McConnell and other lawmakers, much like his signature comedic monologues from his 15 years of hosting "The Daily Show."
"I feel like an ass—-. Now I feel stupid. This is a huge misunderstanding," Stewart said. "I didn’t know that they were busy. Now I don’t even know what to say. I didn’t mean to interrupt them with their jobs!"
His 9/11 monologue from 2001 also went viral last week.
This might have been during his tenure on "The Daily Show", but the clip went viral again as Stewart made headlines for his 9/11 first responders work.
On the first episode since the September 11 attacks when the nation was still reeling, Stewart was overwhelmed with emotion during his opening monologue. A lifelong New Yorker, Stewart also filmed the show in New York City.
"They said to get back to work," he said. "And there were no jobs for a man in the fetal position, under his desk crying, which I gladly would’ve taken. So, I come back here."
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