Jon Stewart Gives the 'Exit Interview of All Exit Interviews'

It's all about ... food
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2015 3:33 AM CDT
Updated Aug 5, 2015 6:29 AM CDT
Jon Stewart Gives the 'Exit Interview of All Exit Interviews'
This Nov. 30, 2011 file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York.   (AP Photo/Brad Barket, File)

Ahead of his last episode of The Daily Show tomorrow, Jon Stewart will down two espressos and "a good amount of Lactaid." After all, it's part of his daily routine, along with "a handful of peanut butter M&Ms, or if I'm particularly stressed, a bucket," he says. Stewart stopped by the show's podcast, hosted by producers Adam Lowitt, Steve Bodow, and Jen Flanz, to discuss his final week in what Lowitt calls "the exit interview of all exit interviews." But Stewart's talk of legacy actually focused on food, reports Billboard. Stewart explains his biggest contribution to the show was ordering that every Wednesday's egg sandwiches be put on English muffins rather than Kaiser rolls since "there was a deep pervasive hurt" over the ratio of bread to egg.

His producers agree the move highlights Stewart's involvement in all aspects of the show. He also recalls eating an entire Fudgie the Whale in a rewrite meeting, per Mediaite, and discusses his love of cinnamon raisin bagels. Stewart then says he remembers scaring the interns on set by asking them whether his tendency to carry Lactaid around the office was intimidating. As for his advice to replacement Trevor Noah: keep Thursday lunches catered from restaurants. "After 9/11 I remember Jen saying, 'Everything has changed. We should get Thursday lunch from restaurants to boost the spirits, because if not'—I remember Jen standing up and saying this—'The terrorists win,'" Stewart says. (Click for more on his final week.)

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