The Strike power five live podcast tapings in Vegas this weekend may have been canceled, but that didn’t stop the notable late night hosts from releasing a new, recorded episode from their podcast on Thursday evenings.
In the latter episodethe seventh in a series, the group of Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and John Oliver was joined by surprise guest Jon Stewart, who looked back on his previousDaily show time in the late evening and reveals how he found structure after leaving.
Although this new episode was probably shot after the headlines were made Rolling stone exposé claiming that Fallon’s erratic behavior makes working his own Show tonight After a miserable experience, the hosts didn’t bring up that investigation or Fallon’s apology in a Zoom call with his staff. They hadn’t talked about it in the three previous episodes released since the exposé came out.
Instead, Fallon mentioned that he had a bad cough and, much to the teasing of the other hosts, he followed the advice of one of his friends and stuffed onions into his socks in an attempt to cure his illness.
As for Stewart, he joked at the top of the show that he was “not a fan” of the show, even though he “tried to get through the first (episode).” Colbert revealed that the host is listed as “doofus” on his phone and that although they are best friends, they only see each other in person once a year.
During his guest appearance, the hosts asked Stewart about his early days as host of The Daily Show. Stewart said he recommends new hosts “inherit a staff that has no idea who you are.”
“And the first meeting I ever had with them was a week beforehand and they told me, this ain’t no MTV bullshit,” he said in reference to his short-lived MTV late night show, then joked about it having bands on the radio. show.
Stewart also recalled that shortly before he started, one of the correspondents, who Colbert noted was trying to get people to leave, left the show and told the press he was leaving because, as Stewart paraphrased, “I want to get out of here while I’m leaving . I can still be proud of what we did.”
Stewart said he started playing drums after he left The Daily Showsaying this was partly to give his life the structure he no longer had without a daily late night show to work on.
“As you are now learning, the circadian rhythm of your life becomes the production schedule of your talk show,” Stewart told the hosts, who have not recorded new episodes since May due to the ongoing writers’ strike. That’s how structured it is. You know, none of us got into this business to be real businessmen who get up at 8 a.m. and take the subway and go to that thing, but that’s what having a talk show is.”
He continued, “And so I knew that if I didn’t replace that structured day with something, I would have the type of brain that would slowly go from ‘that was a great run’ to ‘you failed everyone who has ever loved you ‘. like pretty quickly. It will become southerly and dark very quickly.”
The other presenters nodded in agreement when Stewart said he thought music would fill that void.
“When you get rid of that structure, you get rid of what keeps the evil mind from doing its corrupt best,” he explained. “So I knew I had to fill it with some other things, and I chose music, which is something I’d always wanted to do.”
Although he initially tried guitar, he soon realized that it would take a lot of practice to get good, but “I can hit anything. And so I started with that.”
“And (drumming) turns out to be a lot more complex and challenging and all those things than I thought it was,” he said. “But you could communicate with music almost instantly, just by putting something on, you know, and just sitting in it and it’s such a wonderful feeling. And at that age, when you make your body do things that, you know, click into a pattern that just wasn’t there before, that’s the opposite of death.