WATCH: Jon Stewart Returns to “The Daily Show” to Stump for the Zadroga Act
"I heard about this in American TV—have you come to take your show back?"
Just when we’d finally come to terms with a Jon Stewart–less Daily Show, the old host has to return. Stewart gave up the reins of the show this summer, and while the Trevor Noah is starting to find his footing and shape his version of The Fake News into something distinct from that of Stewart, we’d be lying if we said we didn’t miss Uncle Jon.
So it was a delightful surprise last night when Stewart popped up on the set of Noah’s show to stump for the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The act, which was passed in 2010 to provide for the wellbeing of workers who developed serious illnesses after clearing Ground Zero, was only to be funded for five years, and its time ran out in September. In what might come as a surprise to you if you’re unfamiliar with the current political climate—as Noah here pretends to be for Stewart’s benefit—those first responders who depend on the bill to provide for their healthcare are having trouble getting it renewed.
We’ll let Stewart, who stuck around for most of last night’s episode, take it from there.