Stewart’s biting critique of the candidates in the 11th C.D. race on Tuesday’s “The Daily Show,” entitled “Democalypse 2014 – How the F**k Does That Happen” was an lol, pants-pisser regardless of which side you are on in this hotly contested race — and Stewart’s Chuck Schumer material was spot on, as well
But I think that Jon Stewart blew the last punch line — In spite of that, his bit is well worth a look
Here’s a partial narrative of Stewart's routine from the folks at TPM:
“Jon Stewart discussed the congressional race playing out in Staten Island during Tuesday night's ‘The Daily Show.’ *** Stewart noted that Democratic candidate Domenic Recchia is losing in the most recent polling despite out-fundraising incumbent Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), who has been charged with 20 federal crimes. *** Stewart debuted a new segment in honor of the race called ‘Wait, How the Fuck Does That Happen?’ to determine how Recchia could possibly be losing. *** ‘One clue came when Recchia was out getting the Schumer endorsement," Stewart said. "Keep your eye on old Chuck Schumer and watch for the moment when Schumer starts to endorse the tops of his shoes....’ (See “Stewart: 'How The F**k' Is Michael Grimm Still Winning His Race? (VIDEO)” by Ahiza Garcia, 10/15/14, TPM/ Livewire [http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/daily-show-michael-grimm-domenic-recchia] with a link to Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”). The series of clips of the candidates within Stewart’s bit were even funnier than most of Jon Stewart’s copy; and even the background graphics were great with an inset frame that showed a restaurant’s NYC health grade behind Recchia change from an “A” to an “F+”....
On the other hand, I think that Mr. Stewart blew his final punch line, when he said this: “"Either way I think we can agree the real winner here is New York's eleventh, because whatever happens between now and November, one of these two gentlemen is going to be representing you in Congress.”
Once you’ve watched Stewart and all the clips of Grimm and Recchia, I’m sure that you would have to agree that the line actually should have been this: “... the real winner here is New York's eleventh, because whatever happens between now and November, one of these two gentlemen is NOT going to be representing you in Congress."