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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/16/2010

Tickets sold out to The Daily Show in D.C

By Washington Post editors

If you were hoping to grab a ticket to see Jon Stewart in D.C., you're out of luck, WTOP reports.

Stewart is bringing Comedy Central's The Daily Show to the Shakespeare Theater Company for four shows, Monday, Oct. 25 to Thursday, Oct. 28. He will be taping "When Grizzlies Attack: The Daily Show Midterm Teapartyganza."

Tickets went on sale at 11 a.m. and sold out in a matter of minutes.

By Washington Post editors  | August 16, 2010; 12:45 PM ET
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Comments

Great...just what DC needs...a gathering of stoned slacker psuedo-intellectuals. Its not enough that it has the Obama administration and Congress already?

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 16, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

By your reckoning Bigdaddy the only intelligent life in DC all year will be at the Shakespeare Theatre the last week of October. The problem with DC (and other state capitals is) that politicians are no longer problem solvers, but professionals at getting re elected. it would be nice if the electorate would disregard Fox, MSNBC, et al and do research on their own on the issues and vote in an educated manner instead of based on sound bites. I can only hope that Mr. Stewart is able to get the likes of Boehner, Cuccinelli, McConnell etc on his show and have the video ready to show how they contradict themselves since Jan 20, 2009.

Posted by: rsteffens1 | August 16, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Actually, he might want to get Obameh to contradict everything he's said since 2004; you know the stuff about being "bipartisan" and "post-racial." Of course, if the President did show up, the Secret Service would have to pull Stewart away from his a--.

Posted by: CubsFan | August 16, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

@BigDaddy-- Poor little conservabama. You didn't get your tickee???? DO YOU WANT YOUR MOMMY???????

Posted by: bs2004 | August 16, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Grr liberals! Grrr conservatives! Cutesy nicknames for politicians I dislike!

Posted by: rj2835a | August 16, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

bs2004(and let me say how appropriate your screen name is),
President Obama has shown himself to be essentially completely ineffective and that WITH a majority in both houses of Congress.
That said, no one(including me) should be surprised. He was a freshman legislator who spent 1/2 of his first term running for President instead of doing his job(quite popular among all politicians).
The electorate bought what he was selling. However, do you know what state pension system is among the most critically underfunded nationally? Illinois! Know what major city public schools were among the worst nationally? Chicago's!
Perhaps he should have focused on the job he was initially elected to rather than attempt to "fix" the country's issues?
How about that fine organization that helped get him elected...ACORN?
Remove your rose colored glasses and take a look at the real world.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 16, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

"Pseudo-intellectuals"? Red neck dixecrat Republicans are people who think ignorance is a virtue. No intellectuals there.

Posted by: roscym1 | August 16, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Fascinating - a simple post about Stewart's satirical show coming to our nation's capital becomes a weird slugfest.

Let's lay out a couple of things:

A bunch of you think Obama's a good guy, capable, thoughtful, a pretty good president given the circumstances.

A bunch of you think Obama has been woefully ineffective, overly partisan, and an awful president overall.

There's a few other bunches, I'm sure, but my guess is that the two I've described are unlikely to see eye to eye anytime soon. Which is fine, by the way - that's the beauty of free speech. That being said, can we avoid taking out each others' eyes? Just a humble request.

Posted by: tomd3 | August 16, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

roscym1,
Yes...psuedo-intellectuals. The 20 or 30 something guy/girl who is still trying to get by on his/her SAT score while working as a waiter/waitress smoking dope and wondering why life is passing them by.
Jon Stewart's largest demographic...

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 16, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

BigDaddy651...

Show your work,please.

Posted by: foosball | August 16, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Foosball,
He's your typical armchair demographer and political critic.

Posted by: GD1975 | August 16, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Seriously...do any of you know a professionally employed person who watches that show?
I literally do not know even one. I do have a nephew(32 and working as a telemarketer after being bounced from college) and a niece(26 working as a waitress at a Cheesecake Factory never made it through 1 year of junior college) who live for anything Jon Stewart says.
My stoner sister(their mother), who smokes pot with them and can't hold a job at 48, DVRs the show.
In reality, he's pretty much the left wing's Rush, but I just don't understand the fascination with the guy.
Call me whatever you want...I'll take conservative reality over that which must be removed with a shovel the Dems are feeding the world.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 16, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Satire is the sincerest form of mockery...

Posted by: HistoricalSociologist | August 16, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

roscym1,
Yes...psuedo-intellectuals. The 20 or 30 something guy/girl who is still trying to get by on his/her SAT score while working as a waiter/waitress smoking dope and wondering why life is passing them by.
Jon Stewart's largest demographic...

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 16, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

And what is "Life" according to you BigDad? Getting a job that pays enough to buy a cardboard cookie cutter home in a neighborhood of cardboard cookie cutter homes? To marry a good wife who will oblige to drive a horrible, ugly, American as ever minivan? Who will oblige to your request to have two boys and one girl? To shop at the local Wal-Mart and be a good little Ahmurican and to cry like a little baby when you can't buy that extra set of golf clubs because the Democratic president is raising taxes to make life suitable in America for everyone? Go to your dumb rally and complain and claim that you're a true patriot, loser.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | August 16, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Seriously...do any of you know a professionally employed person who watches that show?
I literally do not know even one. I do have a nephew(32 and working as a telemarketer after being bounced from college) and a niece(26 working as a waitress at a Cheesecake Factory never made it through 1 year of junior college) who live for anything Jon Stewart says.
My stoner sister(their mother), who smokes pot with them and can't hold a job at 48, DVRs the show.
In reality, he's pretty much the left wing's Rush, but I just don't understand the fascination with the guy.
Call me whatever you want...I'll take conservative reality over that which must be removed with a shovel the Dems are feeding the world.


Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 16, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Just because your loser family fits your model of what a Jon Stewart viewer is doesn't mean that's the case for everyone. So glad you've got it all figured out buddy. You seem quite intellectual.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | August 16, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Bigfoot,
So I'm supposed to apologize for being successful, married only once, financially responsible and having our son while actually married?
You seem to have a lot of anger at what you perceive as middle-class America.
Am I also supposed to apologize for volunteering with developmentally disabled youth in my spare time during the week? Or for coaching kids in baseball? Or volunteering weekends at the nursing home my mother-in-law is a resident of?
Working hard is what has enabled us to help.
BTW I don't shop at Wally World or drive a minivan.
Were I a loser I'd be angry at the rest of the world...sound familiar?

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 16, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Conservative reality - an oxymoron.

Posted by: davisdavis | August 16, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Wait a minute - reality and Rush in the same paragraph?! Good grief!

Posted by: davisdavis | August 16, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Bigfoot,
So I'm supposed to apologize for being successful, married only once, financially responsible and having our son while actually married?
You seem to have a lot of anger at what you perceive as middle-class America.
Am I also supposed to apologize for volunteering with developmentally disabled youth in my spare time during the week? Or for coaching kids in baseball? Or volunteering weekends at the nursing home my mother-in-law is a resident of?
Working hard is what has enabled us to help.
BTW I don't shop at Wally World or drive a minivan.
Were I a loser I'd be angry at the rest of the world...sound familiar?

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 16, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Jeez, nailed it, I'm such a loser. Thanks, I have to tell myself that everyday in the mirror. Oh sorry, you don't drive a minivan, you drive a crossover. And how special of you, to do all that volunteering? How nice, contribute to foundations and events that already have millions of people donating millions of dollars, way to be original with it. Oh, wait, you're just doing that for resume fodder. You're such a good little American!

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | August 16, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

BigDaddy wrote: "Seriously...do any of you know a professionally employed person who watches that show?"

Yes... me, for one. Early 50s, attorney, 2 Ivy League degrees, professionally employed in public service for almost 30 years. And most of my friends, with similar pedigrees: engineers, political scientists, medical professionals (of all types), entrepreneurs, senior grade civil servants, attorneys, etc. As well as our 20-something children, those still in undergrad and post-grad education as well as those now in the professional work force.

And we are not alone. Jon Stewart (ne Jonathan Stuart Liebowitz, College of William & Mary Class of '84) and his colleagues provide a more honest, intelligent, and thought-provoking picture of current events than can be gleaned from the "talking heads" on all of the other channels (that includes the whole range, from MSNBC on the Left to FOX on the Right). And he's amusing, witty and very clever.

If you don't like the Daily Show, fine; that's your prerogative. But don't underestimate the size, the intellect, or the achievement of its audience.

Posted by: nan_lynn | August 16, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

@nan_lynn,

Way to go. I too am another senior level executive who finds John Stewart's team of writers (himself included) to be brilliant. He offers clarity to both Democrats and Republicans by cutting through the absurd.

Oh, and by the way, BigDaddy represents the scariest demographic in America today....someone who believes they know enough to second-guess Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court. I am sure you possess more intelligence than all of those officials combined.....

Posted by: Devoted | August 16, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

bigdaddy--Here, over here! 63, female, married young, 2 children, 5 grandchildren, highly educated, editor/writer with full time job, worked for big corporation 17 years, owns home, reads books, lifelong liberal/progressive, watches Jon Stewart.

Posted by: loco71 | August 16, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

@bigdaddy: 29, in a committed relationship, full-time govt career for 3 years now, bachelors and masters degrees, liberalish independent, and I only ever smoked once, 13 years ago.

Sure, Stewart goes after the right more than the left, but I honestly believe he's one of the most insightful interviewers of people on both sides of the aisle.

And just like a lot of liberals were surprised by how well-informed and well-educated most tea party supporters were, many conservatives would be surprised by how well-informed and well-educated most viewers of the Daily Show are. You have to be pretty familiar with political personalities and news stories to get a lot of the jokes on TDS.

Posted by: rj2835a | August 16, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

@BigDaddy: Count me in. Mid-forties, PhD Mathematician working for the Defense Department. I watch Stewart faithfully because he's apparently the only guy out there who understands what the role of the news media should be. All my siblings are professional and watch as well.

Posted by: RobBob | August 16, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

count me in! senior health care administrator; 63; traveled the world, married for 37 years - Jon Stewart is brilliant.

Posted by: davisdavis | August 16, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

I've always loved how Jon Stewart jokingly refers to the Daily Show as the fake news. It is more real than any other news program on TV. Many elements of the show have actually been copied by the real news programs on major networks - especially the practice of showing a clip of someone making an overly pompous statement and then showing older footage of the same person saying or doing the opposite. During the early years of the Iraq War ,when the mass media was still worshiping Bush and Cheney, Jon Stewart was of the few people who dared question the lies and deception. The rest of the media eventually followed his lead-after a few years-as they always do.

Posted by: DrewT | August 16, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

I love being a pseudo-intellectual, personally. It's so much easier than being a real one.

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | August 16, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

"Grr liberals! Grrr conservatives! Cutesy nicknames for politicians I dislike!"
Hahaha! Are talking the comments or the media? It's all starting to sound the same.

BigDaddy, your made up demographic is as weak as the one someone tried to make to represent you. You want to deal with reality instead of bull then lets start with having an honest discussion instead of throwing around more garbage and stereotypes.

Posted by: chelledc1 | August 17, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

BigDaddy, I managed to snag a pair of tickets to the Monday, 10/25 show. I'm 34, a college grad, an accountant, and a citizen activist in his spare time (not the "Save the Whales" type, but one who fights crime and blighted houses in Baltimore City- something that liberals and conservatives can agree is a worthwhile cause). I'm married to IT person. Sorry to disappoint you, but we don't smoke dope.

Now go play out on the highway.

Posted by: mgonter | August 20, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

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