Bill Maher and Jon Stewart talked about it before the election. They were worried. How would they find comedy when George W. Bush was off the political stage? Barack Obama and his vision of hope wasn't as easy a target. Real Time is on hiatus so the pressure's off Bill, but Jon Stewart's The Daily Show is on every week and he's trying to find his way.
He's still refining his comic take on Obama, but he and his writers proved how great they are last night when they took on the horrific events of Mumbai. What could possibly be funny about a terrorist attack on civilian targets in a crowded urban center? What indeed?
Stewart's interview of correspondent John Oliver is absolutely brilliant. If ever a video deserved to go viral, it's this one: