Weiner Skit Cuts Deep For ‘Daily Show’ Host Jon Stewart

by | June 8, 2011 at 1:13 AM | The Daily Show, TV News

(Comedy Central)

(Comedy Central)

Critics have accused ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart of being less than cutting-edge when it comes to dealing with the scandal surrounding his friend, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner. Last night, though, there was at least something sharp about his response: the edge of a broken margarita glass, which slashed the comic’s wrist during a mock press conference. In the sketch, Stewart tried to make fun of Weiner’s meeting with reporters a day earlier. He pretended to make a margarita but broke the glass, cutting his wrist in the process. After waving the gash in front of the camera, taping of the show was stopped for a few minutes so Stewart could get bandaged up. Watch the incident below:
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Since the Weiner scandal became public last week, Stewart has made reference to it on ‘The Daily Show’ but commentators on the cable news networks criticized him for not going after Weiner the way he might with other politicians who were not former roommates of his. Last night’s mock press conference made reference to those critiques, with Stewart apologizing for not hammering his friend harder with jokes.