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The Daily Show With John Oliver....

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by YCantAngieRead, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Boston Fan

    Boston Fan New Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    They aren't 6 minute interviews. As noted previously that's what's edited for TV. The full interviews are all available on the web.
  2. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    He does amazing 6 minute interviews. He makes me want to buy books I would not have ever, EVER considered.

    The only time I think he falls flat (and when I, myself tend to not watch) is when the guest is a Hollywood type. I don't think he has the passion for those.
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    When he has a topic he really likes he's fantastic. I love his one on one's with Bill O'Reilly. He's great with him because he doesn't let Bill bully him. I really think they like each other.
  4. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    Certainly. I love debates between two people who are from opposite sides who really truly like and respect each other. And that's a great example.
  5. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    My opinion is JS likes to make the interviews first and foremost entertaining.

    Interviewing authors, especially when their book are on a really dry subject, is probably very difficult. He makes a lot of jokes and tried to steer the conversation into something the audience can pallet, while still helping the author pitch their book and let the audience know what it's about.

    Most of the time when actors are on the show they're doing a press tour and are there to pitch their current movie. It's not like he's really interviewing the person per se. Some times he'll ask a personal question and they'll get sidetracked and bring up the movie at the end of the interview. It all depends on the actor.

    When he interview high level politicians, sometimes he'll just let them ramble on forever. I remember when Bill Clinton was on an Bill got stuck in some tangent and JS let him go on for a few minutes.. But then again if you're even a little rude to an ex president, they might not come back and could hurt your chances of having future high level guests.

    I think JS is a good interviewer for his comedy show based on political satire. Remember this isn't a real news show..
  6. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

    Jul 24, 2003
    Stewart is a great interviewer when he likes and agrees with the interviewee. Otherwise it becomes John Stewart talking over the interviewee.
  7. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    I'll give you that-I've seen that happen from time to time. Although I will say it's not ALWAYS that way-as said earlier, his interviews with O'Reilly are very entertaining. There are other examples that are escaping me.

    But yeah-when he's both VERY passionate and he disagrees, sometimes it can be like a breaking dam.
  8. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

    Feb 23, 2002
    I don't watch "the web", I watch my TV. I thought we were discussing the TV show.
  9. logic88

    logic88 Active Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Both guys are better than Colbert though. Colbert is so into his blowhard persona that he interrupts his guests constantly and doesn't let them finish their thought. Like a couple of nights ago with Peniel Joseph. Colbert was interrupting so much that Joseph had to say "Steven, let me speak for a second" to get a word in.
  10. eddyj

    eddyj Active Member TC Club

    Jun 20, 2002
    John is an interviewer in a comedy show, Colbert makes the interview be the comedy show.
  11. Adam1115

    Adam1115 20,000!!!

    Dec 15, 2003
    I've seen him live, he's really funny.
  12. morac

    morac Cat God

    Mar 14, 2003
    I think John Oliver is doing a great job, though he should lay off trying to do impressions/accents as that's not one of his strong points.

    As for Stewart's interviews, he does them very well. Usually though I have no interest in the guest so I skip the interview segment.

    I agree his one on one's with Bill O'Reilly are fun to watch. Their "Rumble in the air conditioned..." debate was both informative and fun to watch.
  13. sieglinde

    sieglinde New Member

    Aug 11, 2002
  14. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    What's funny is I think he KNOWS they're bad, and that's why he does them. Stewart THINKS he's bad and he's not terrible.
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Yes, Oliver knows his impressions are bad, but that's what makes them funny.

    Also, for those that haven't been keeping up, they had Jon Stewart Skype in from Egypt either Wed. or Thu (watched them both together, don't remember which episode it was). Despite the delay and the half-duplex issues, it was a pretty funny interview.

    And Jon Stewart with a beard is starting to look a lot like Billy Joel.
  16. lalouque

    lalouque Quilter-Cat Slave TC Club

    Feb 11, 2002
    Really? I keep thinking he's looking like "The Most Interesting Man in the World" from the Dos Equis commercials.
  17. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
  18. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    Something minor is off, where John Oliver can't handle the segment ends into commercial breaks as smoothly as Jon Stewart yet, he is doing a great job with a really tough chair to take over.
  19. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    He did a nice job last night dealing with total chaos, I thought.

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