The Shmooze

Jon Stewart’s Shout-Outs to the Tribe

By Lauren F. Friedman

Joyce Culver/92nd Street Y

At the 92nd Street Y last night, Jon Stewart talked with Terry Gross about politics, the media and — of course — himself. In the meantime, he was sure to play to his core 92Y audience: the Jews.

Here are some of the shout-outs he made to the tribe:

  • “It’s a pleasure to be here at the 92nd Street Y. This is actually the third holiest place in the Jewish religion. I believe it goes: Wailing Wall, Zabars, here.”

  • Gross: Are you nervous?

  • Stewart: Am I a Jew? Is that what you’re asking?

  • On his brother, Larry Leibowitz, chief operating officer of the New York Stock Exchange: “Changed his name from Stewart. Wanted to seem more ‘financial.’”

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