Last night, Jon Stewart introduced his new Daily Show correspondent Michael Che, who made his debut from “Aleppo, Syria.” But waiting for the punchline felt like waiting for a sneeze that never comes.
[box type=”shadow”]”Standing here in the ruins of the once proud city of Aleppo makes it painfully clear that the future of Syria will not be decided at the ballot box. The only question the Syrian people are concerned about is if their towns will be overrun by Assad’s murderous forces, or by rebel militants, whether they be Al Nusra or the Islamic Front… therein lies the bitter irony in this so-called free and fair election. It’s guns and shells that hold the real power here. From Aleppo, I’m Michael Che.”[/box]
An appalled-looking Jon Stewart gawks at the camera for a few moments, then awkwardly exclaims how impressed he is with the depth of Che’s reporting. But Assif Mandvi — a regular Daily Show contributor — interrupts as he stomps into the ruins, and snaps:
“What the f*ck is going on here?!”
He then proceeds to show Che how it’s done.
“Bashar al-Assad? More like Bashar Al a-SUCKS!”
An incredulous Che inquires:
“So you don’t want actual reporting, you just want dumb puns like President Farta [email protected]?”
Here’s the video:
h/t Huffington Post.
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