Jon Stewart Offers to Have a Talmud Discussion with Stephen Colbert
Jon Stewart (née Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz) came on Colbert’s show to promote his new movie, Rosewater, and explained that behind closed doors he only quotes rabbinical texts.
“I am merely an arbiter of biblical law,” he said. And then he offered to have a Talmudic discussion with his friend Stephen Colbert.
Although Jon Stewart is a producer of The Colbert Report and helped launch the pseudo spin off of his own The Daily Show, he had never been a formal guest on the Colbert Report until last night. (Stewart had made cameo appearances in the past.)
Stephen Colbert, who is not Jewish, has been tapped to take over hosting duties on The Late Show when David Letterman retires at the end of the year. Colbert only has 12 more episodes of the Report remaining this year.
Before Colbert gave Stewart a chance to pitch Rosewater — the story based on the memoir Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari — the two demonstrated their special chemistry, which has been called a loving bromance. At the end of the interview, each man kissed the other on the cheek.
Here’s the video of the exchange: