Excerpt of the day, courtesy of Your Sexy New Yorker

You know, I was going to relegate Nancy Franklin‘s New Yorker article about our trusty and truthy “Colbert Report,” served with a hefty slice of “The Daily Show” to a Media Minutiae bullet-point, right along with John Murtha and Harry Potter, until we got to this line describing how audience applause is the lead-in and lead-out of ever segment, especially with respect to Jon Stewart:

there’s something masturbatory about his leaving in every second of the raucous adulation, as if he were Portnoy and the audience his slab of liver.

And just like that, I’ll never look at the Daily Show the same way again.

THE SPINOFF ZONE [New Yorker]

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My Sexy New Yorker: A Series [FishbowlNY]