WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Kevin McCarthy was the subject of recent mocking from Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” with regard to his critique of the Bible-laced (but not strictly Bible-based) movie “Noah.”
The Daily Show has a long-running routine of pulling clips out of context from national news programming — like Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, etc. — so with Kevin giving reviews on national television every week, it seemed only a matter of time before the perfect storm came along, placing him directly in Stewart’s path.
Kevin’s Comedy Central debut came during Monday’s newscast, while Stewart was satirizing the news coverage of the biblical movie, for erroneously reporting it was loosely based on the Bible, when in fact, many of their claims, as Stewart would prove, were factually inaccurate.
Kevin appears at roughly the 1:08 mark in the video below:
“There was definitely artistic liberties taken in the film,” McCarthy said. “This movie is not a documentary.”
“So you’re telling me,” Stewart opened. “The movie about a man who lives to 950 and loads two of every animal onto a 300 cubit-long boat — by the way, a cubit is from here to here [touches elbow, then tips of fingers]; 300 of these bad boys, yea, that’s gonna keep the lions away from the delicious zebras — listen, you’re telling me that film won’t qualify to submit in the documentary category? That’s outrageous.”
I mean, my God. Kevin just got ridiculed by Jon Stewart!
I guess maybe it’s not too surprising. He is on television all the time, across multiple stations. I mean, in January he even made an appearance on “Jeopardy.”
The Junkies would play the clip on the show the following morning:
“It is a pretty ridiculous statement on his face that he said it wasn’t a documentary,” JP laughed.
“Hey, what are you gonna do?” EB said. “They took a shot at Kevin. I don’t think Kevin takes it personally, I think it’s great for the branding of Kevin McCarthy.”
“Did they put his name under the picture?” Lurch asked.
“Oh yea,” Cakes said. “It said ‘Founder of NerdTears.com.’ The whole thing.”
“So it’s great for Kevin. Props,” EB said. “I was actually coming in this morning, and I was gonna be rick if it was particularly insulting. It was one of those weird deals where, I feel like we can make fun of Kevin, but if somebody else does, now I’m gonna be protective.”
“You want him to be our Piñata, not Jon Stewart’s,” Cakes said.
“It’s like a family thing,” EB said. “Like, I can grill my kid, but if you grill my kid, now it’s on.”
I can’t believe. I really can’t.
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