It is not hyperbole to say this may have been one of the greatest Daily Show moments of all time. Standing in the same setting Weiner (and, somehow, Andrew Breitbart) had given press conferences the day before– though the chyron cited it as a Motel 6 in Hackensack, NJ– Stewart explained that the decision to run with material about John Edwards and Sarah Palin was all his. The deeper he got into his statement that he took “full responsibility” for the matter, he more he felt compelled to make a series of drinks, each more elaborate than the last. During one of these mini-bartending sessions, Stewart slashed his hand on some broken glass.
This first clip is the set up and the incident. Things start to go down hill after the 4:30 mark. The second clip further below in this post will show the bloody aftermath!
NEW YORK (AP) — The story about U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner's use of Twitter to send a lewd photo to a woman has been awkward for comic Jon Stewart, a friend of the congressman's. On Tuesday, it proved painful.
Stewart broke a glass and gashed his wrist while taping a Weiner skit on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." The taping was briefly stopped so a bleeding Stewart could get medical attention, then resumed after he was bandaged up. Network spokesman Steve Albani said the accident was left in Tuesday's show.
Stewart and Weiner briefly roomed together when they were younger, a point "The Daily Show" host noted over the past week. That hasn't stopped Stewart from making fun of his friend, who admitted Monday to inappropriate online contact with women he met on social networks.
Tuesday's skit featured Stewart in a mock news conference designed to resemble Weiner's from the day earlier. Stewart broke the glass when the script called for him to make a margarita.
The show posted a picture of Stewart's bandaged wrist and a bloodstained cuff of his shirt.