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Jon Stewart vs. Jim Cramer

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 last night after a week of observing the two TV personalities feud, and it was breathtakingly somber — not to mention intense.

It started with funny yet biting commentary from Stewart on The Daily Show earlier in the week about the role of CNBC in our current financial meltdown and ended last night with a brutal "interview" of the host of Mad Money (my friend Citizen has the clips and more background on the feud).

Stewart is expert at using satire to drive home his points, and The Daily Show is often a hilarious way to end the day. Last night, though, he showed that he's not afraid to get super-serious and tell guests exactly how he feels about them.

Both make for interesting TV, but would you prefer Jon Stewart just stick to the funny? Or is it more satisfying when he's serious?

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geebers geebers 6 years
I think he is powerful as both -especially as he is usually funny so when he gets serious he gets attention.
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 6 years
Both. I think he's brilliant either way, and a great asset to this country.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
Neither. He's not my cup of tea at all. And I avoid watching his show on comedy central, just because he's not fun for me to watch.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 6 years
Neither. I don't find him funny at all. And he was in the movie "Big Daddy" so I don't find anything he says credible.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 6 years
Both. He is a brilliant comedian that just so happens to be excellent as a serious interviewer. It seems to be one of the few truthful shows on tv, he calls people on their b.s.
Irish1971 Irish1971 6 years
I think the fact that he only does these serious take downs once in a while gives them more impact. I like that he will do this when he feels like it needs to be done, but that he keeps to the satire for the most part.
Lukin Lukin 6 years
I think he is excellent on either front, and I think he can do both at the same time. He is an incredibly bright guy, and I'm glad that he gets the opportunity to show that off in a big way every once in awhile (like Thursday's Cramer show).
cupcakers cupcakers 6 years
yep he's great at both, he's such a smart man, all that matters is he gets his point across, funny or serious
jhilly123 jhilly123 6 years
He's awesome at both. I think he's hilarious, but still gets his points across.
Allyace Allyace 6 years
I prefer him when he is seriously funny :-P.
Candizzle Candizzle 6 years
I think he's great at both. I <3 Jon Stewart.
Candizzle Candizzle 6 years
I think he's great at both. I <3 Jon Stewart.
zacatecanita zacatecanita 6 years
I'll say both.
zacatecanita zacatecanita 6 years
I'll say both.
zacatecanita zacatecanita 6 years
I'll say both.
gaucholoco gaucholoco 6 years
Wait, Jon Stewart is funny?
gaucholoco gaucholoco 6 years
Wait, Jon Stewart is funny?
Michelann Michelann 6 years
By "Other" I mean "Neither".
Michelann Michelann 6 years
By "Other" I mean "Neither".
stephley stephley 6 years
I second JessNess. And I would never want to make Jon Stewart mad anyway.
JessNess JessNess 6 years
I prefer both with him. Even when he is funny he is always making a serious point and vice versa. I appreciate his honesty more than anything
genesisrocks genesisrocks 6 years
It's weird but he can be funny and serious at the same time like the Crossfire affair. He could make fun of Tucker Carlson and still get his point across
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