Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Jon Stewart to Host the Oscars


as posted on beachhillel:

Jon Stewart, host of the ever-popular "Daily Show" and potentially one of the funniest Jews on the planet, has been tapped this year to take Chris Rock's place in hosting the Academy Awards.

After asking Rock, who hosted last year, and Billy Crystal, the incumbent yid of Oscar, Stewart was offered the job. He said he was honored, but then said: "Although, as an avid watcher of the Oscars, I can’t help but be a little disappointed with the choice. It appears to be another sad attempt to smoke out Billy Crystal."

Producer Gil Cates said, "Jon is the epitome of a perfect host — smart, engaging, irreverent and funny." Hopefully, Stewart will keep up the schtick that keeps the Daily Show one of the best news (albeit fake news) programs on the air today. Hopefully, he will turn the Oscars into a three-to-four hour "Daily Show" program, complete with reports by Rod Coddry and segments of "This Week in G-d."

Now that, my friends, is heaven.

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