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April 10, 2007 1:48 PM Subscribe
Who is Jon Stewart impersonating when he does his nasal-voiced, tie-knot-adjusting, eyelids-half-open character?
posted by good in a vacuum to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you're a regular (or even casual) watcher of The Daily Show
you know the character/impersonation I'm referring to, as Jon seems to do it almost every show. Here's a video clip
from April 9th's episode where he does it, starting at about 1:50 remaining (the video's time display counts down instead of up).
The "character" seems so familiar, but is it based on an actual movie/television persona, or comedian? Or is it just sort of an "archetype" personality, like many of his other characters? (e.g. his "Brooklyn tough guy" accent, his faintly-British-accented waxing-nostalgic "Oh those were heady days indeed" character, etc.)