"The last time Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Ed Helms, and Rob Corddry all worked together, George W. Bush was president of the United States, and Donald Trump was forcing his The Apprentice contestants to sell Domino's pizza on the streets of New York City", Quartz reminds us.
The former Comedy Central pack, which also included correspondents Ed Helms and Rob Corddry, stopped by Colbert's "Late Show" on Tuesday.
During a one-on-one between Stewart and Colbert, the "Daily Show" titan chose to have some fun with his one-time understudy before ultimately defending the remarks.
Last night, Jon Stewart was on the Late Show which, as you know is now hosted by his protege, Stephen Colbert. The group recalled his sign-off from the "Daily Show" and used the occasion to make barbed remarks about the president then (George W. Bush) and now. Neither do her mom and dad, who've got some ideas on how to fix this mess-but first, Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) go down a road I guarantee few will see coming.
Stephen Colbert held an epic "Daily Show" reunion on Tuesday night. "Like, it's the difference between insult and injury".
Later, Colbert felt the bristles of Stewart's beard with his own face and declared it to be as soft as "an angel's tit" - and then, glancing offstage, half-grimaced and half-rolled his eyes as he realized that "tit" would have to be bleeped. "So I miss that".
The special episode, which featured the former Daily Show stars sitting down for an interview as well, was tied to the upcoming 20th anniversary of Colbert joining the Comedy Central series. 'It's like Beyonce leaving Destiny's Child. "Oh, no, wait! Oh, no, now I'm on my knees-I hate that guy, I love that guy, but Trump did it!'" "I don't feel comfortable", Stewart said as he sat down on Stephen's couch, irony at high-alert. "That I do, but might I say". "I've been reading about you". The process of making the show somehow became entwined with my process of making sense of things that I didn't understand, and the two sort of merged at some level. But more than anything it was Colbert going back to his roots and affirming to viewers this was the same host who gave one of the most unflinchingly brutal White House Correspondents Dinner performances in recent memory.