06/13/2009 08:57 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Scarborough Hired As Daily Show Head Writer

2009-06-13-Scarborough.jpg2009-06-13-Stewart.jpg After a week of using various Joe Scarborough videos on his Daily Show, Jon Stewart decided to take the natural next step.

He hired him.

"With Bush out we were starving for a consistent source of hysterical content," said Stewart. "We thought we found it with Jim Cramer, but he was just too much of a loose cannon. Then Joe Scarborough shows up and nothing our staff came up with provided as much killer stuff as Joe was giving us. We first thought of hiring the Morning Joe writers until we found out that Joe was coming up with the gags himself.

Stewart says he was impressed with Scarborough's ability to come up with a new bits at the drop of a hat, tee it up and knock it out of the READ THE REST OF THE COLLABORATIVE EFFORT HERE

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