07/27/2010 03:26 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jon Stewart Goatee: Daily Show Host Tries Beard Look (VIDEO)

Even with triple-digit temperatures, the past weeks have been a cold and cruel tundra without new episodes of the "Daily Show." Now it's back and they give us this guy?

Oh, wait, that's Jon Stewart. With a goatee. What's up with that?

Watch him try to explain. Or just assume this is what all talk show hosts do with their time off, as Conan O'Brien has been growing his face fluff since leaving the "Tonight Show" and both CoCo and David Letterman did the same during the 2007/2008 writers strike.