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I like Jon Stewart, but I think this is a bad idea. The Oscars are too political as it is, and his presence will make that worse. The Oscars should be about movies, not the political views of those who work in the entertainment industry.
 

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Jon Stewart is funny but is he the right kind of funny that hosts an award ceremony?

Award ceremonys, the host normally has a 1-2 minute bit between awards. I didn't catch much of Chris Rock hosting but I don't think he was able to get into his A game when he did.

Billy Crystal on the other hand lives for the quick joke and has been in the movie business for awhile so he can have a lot inside jokes with the other actors.

Jon Stewart hosting isn't a bad thing but I really don't watch the Oscars anyway so....
 

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GoodSpike said:
I like Jon Stewart, but I think this is a bad idea. The Oscars are too political as it is, and his presence will make that worse. The Oscars should be about movies, not the political views of those who work in the entertainment industry.
Jon Stewart is a very funny comedian who knows how to choose his material for his audience. He can do show business humor fine, and he'll probably manage to poke fun at his own less than illustrious move career (Big Daddy, anyone?). He won't be bringing The Daily Show to the Oscars, even if he throws in a political joke or two. (And Whoopi Goldberg is probably better known for political humor, and she's hosted a few times now.)

I'm sort of surprised that people don't remember that Jon had a career before TDS and that he isn't limited to "political" humor. Doesn't anyone remember him on Larry Sanders? He's not going to be up there spouting political views -- he doesn't even do that much on TDS, for pete's sake. He's a comedian. He'll bring the funny and that's all that matters.
 

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Jon Stewart is a very funny comedian who knows how to choose his material for his audience. He can do show business humor fine, and he'll probably manage to poke fun at his own less than illustrious move career (Big Daddy, anyone?). He won't be bringing The Daily Show to the Oscars, even if he throws in a political joke or two. (And Whoopi Goldberg is probably better known for political humor, and she's hosted a few times now.)

I'm sort of surprised that people don't remember that Jon had a career before TDS and that he isn't limited to "political" humor. Doesn't anyone remember him on Larry Sanders? He's not going to be up there spouting political views -- he doesn't even do that much on TDS, for pete's sake. He's a comedian. He'll bring the funny and that's all that matters.
Exactly.

And it's not like he's never done anything like this before. He's hosted the Grammys twice.
 

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I think Jon Stewart will be a good host.

Although I'm one of the few that thought David Letterman was a GREAT host for the Oscars.
 

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Wow...normally I stay away from all award shows, but I may TiVo this one (and fast forward through much of it)
 

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well, we all remember what happened when letterman hosted.......bombs away!! i love jon stewart's humor. will it work on the oscars, i guess that depends on what direction the producers want to take this year.
 

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If he hosts it like the Daily Show then the Oscars will contain 3 jokes (1 about Jewish people and one used at the last Oscars), have a boring awkward interview, and be 90% commercials.
 

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Seems like a ploy to attract that 18-35 year old demographic. But it works, because I'm in that demographic and am excited. If they want to go all out, they should have Colbert podcast analysis at the same time.
 

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Jon Stewart is quick on his feet which is a must since this is an unscripted show. He does make a lot of fun of celebraties on his Daily Show so this is appropriate.
 

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GoodSpike said:
I like Jon Stewart, but I think this is a bad idea. The Oscars are too political as it is, and his presence will make that worse. The Oscars should be about movies, not the political views of those who work in the entertainment industry.
That selection will ensure that the Oscar ceremonies will have its lowest ratings in quite some time, that's to be sure. :down:
 

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That selection will ensure that the Oscar ceremonies will have its lowest ratings in quite some time, that's to be sure. :down:
The low ratings will likely have more to do with the lack of compelling and interesting Oscar races this year than it will with the choice of host.
 
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