Jon Stewart was ‘A Little Nervous’ About War Correspondent

”The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” has an unlikely Senior Military Affairs Correspondent in Rob Riggle, a former US Marine Corps major and New York improv comedian. Riggle, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, managed to convince the Pentagon to let him do a USO show. After that it must have been easy for Riggle to pitch Jon Stewart for some correspondent work for The Daily Show. From

”He then went to ‘Daily Show’ anchor Jon Stewart and pitched him on bringing field producer Glenn Clements and a writer.

”I think Jon was a little nervous at first but he was like, ‘Yeah, OK, let’s try it,’ Riggle said.”

During Riggle’s nine-day Iraq tour they shot his appearances at four USO shows for the troops with just two digital cameras.