Jon Stewart was back Monday night for the first time since the Hollywood writers strike began, but he took care to draw a clear distinction between the show he was returning with and the show he hosted until two months ago.
"'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' is a show we do with our very creative team of field producers and correspondents and studio people and, of course, our writers," he said, then added with pointed irony, "From now on, until the end of the strike, we'll be doing 'A Daily Show with Jon Stewart.' But not 'THE Daily Show.'"
Following Stewart's show, "The Colbert Report" host Stephen Colbert apologized to his audience for a technical snafu.
"I got a problem here," snapped Colbert in his most indignant tone. "There are no words on my (Tele)prompter."