OK, he was famous before I posted this, lol.
If you're a fan and haven't already read it, check out the profile of Jon Stewart in New York Magazine.
Some quote-y goodness:
The road trips to Philly and to the 2000 Democratic convention in Los Angeles reshaped The Daily Show, but not in the way Stewart had anticipated. â€œWe were at that point merry prankstersâ€”guys on a bus going, â€˜That guy looks like Richard Gephardt!â€™â€‰â€ he says. â€œThe more we got to meet people [in the media], it wasâ€”â€˜Oh! Youâ€™re fucking retarded! You donâ€™t care!â€™ The pettiness of it, the strange lack of passion for any kind of moral or editorial authority, always struck me as weird. We felt like, weâ€™re serious people doing an unserious thing, and theyâ€™re unserious people doing a very serious thing.â€