Tuesday, August 4, 2015

New York Senator Chuck Schumer Toasts 16 Years of Jon Stewart's Jewish Shtick


New York Senator Chuck Schumer made a surprise visit to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last week, as Stewart prepared to take leave of the show that he has hosted for 16 years.

As Gabe Friedman wrote for JTA,
Conversation about diner breakfast food inevitably led to a Jewish joke, with Stewart quipping to the audience:
“How did you know I was Jewish? For years I have gone out of my way to avoid displaying any of the stereotypical characteristics of our shared heritage.”
“Then Jon, you have failed spectacularly,” Schumer said. “So tonight, I’d actually like to celebrate your membership in the tribe.”
That served as a cue for a concise but hysterically memorable video of some of Stewart’s best Jewish moments on the show – of which there are far too many to cram into a four-minute video. A partial list of the Yiddish or Hebrew words Stewart says in the video includes shalom, mazel tov, schmutz, bubbe, dayenu, shpilkes, punum, minyan, meshuganah and bubkes.
After the video concluded, Schumer asked Stewart: “Now would you show up at synagogue every once in a while? We miss you!”
Enjoy!

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