Do You Prefer Jon Stewart When He's Funny or Serious? Note to self: Do not make Jon Stewart mad because he can and will unleash a world of pain on you. I, like many others, tuned in to the epic smackdown between Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer Thursday night after a week of observing the two TV personalities feud, and it was breathtakingly somber — not to mention intense. Do you prefer Jon Stewart just stick to the funny? Or is it more satisfying when he's serious?