Yesterday Mebz shared a spectacular find with us over at the yahoo group: John’s July 2002 appearance on The Daily Show!
I was amazed and pleasantly surprised to find out that it was finally available at the DS website. Previous searches for this nugget at their website yielded nothing, until Comedy Central recently decided to finally add every single interview since 1999!
Now, to me, this is an amazing find for several reasons:
Number One, it has never been made available to the masses before, not even by somebody out there in the land of YouTube who might have had an old copy of it;
Number Two, locating this particular clip has been the subject of curiosity (for several years now) among John’s loyal viewers;
Number Three, he rarely makes such kinds of appearances!
Therefore, *trumpet fanfare* (ta, ta, ta-daaa!) I christen this July 8, 2002 Daily Show interview as the Holy Grail of John King video finds!
I tried to embed the actual video here in the blog but was having a few technical diffculties – I think it has something to do with the types of videos WordPress allows you to embed. But anywho… to view the actual videos (that’s plural because it there is a Part One and Part Two) click on below links:
At the time, he was in New York covering a speech given by President Bush, the topic of which was “Corporate Responsibility”. Oh yeah… a speech back in 2002 which contained advice that was too little, too late for these guys:
Back to John’s stint on The Daily Show. Here are some video caps of his appearance on Jon Stewart’s program:
Stewart explained why John made no “grand entrance” on the show:
“For those at home who are wondering, normally we would announce a guest and you would walk out, but we’ve decided that an intelligent discussion of the issues deserves a more ‘nightliney’ treatment.”
“Civilized.” added John.
“Civilized. Thank you!”
I cracked up when Stewart make a smirky face, waved his index finger back and forth at John and quipped, “You’re no cast member of Felicity…. no!”
John responded,”Not yet.”