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Watch Jon Stewart Crash Colbert’s Monologue to Plea for 9/11 First Responders

It’s no secret that Jon Stewart is basically the man who launched the career of the Late Show host Stephen Colbert back in his Comedy Central days. After Stewart recently swung by his old digs to sit opposite host Trevor Noah, the former Daily Show host made a surprise appearance at the Ed Sullivan Theater Thursday night to talk about his newest gig: fighting on behalf of 9/11 first responders through the extension of the Zadroga Act.

Since vacating The Daily Show desk in August, Stewart has been busy lobbying alongside many of New York’s bravest who continue to fight crippling respiratory diseases from smoke inhalation after the collapse of the World Trade Towers in 2001. His appearance Thursday night with his old pal Colbert was no different; the crowd at the Ed Sullivan Theater jumped to its feet to give the TV vet a standing ovation.

“I’m here for a reason — there’s a big vote coming up in Congress to reauthorize health benefits for 9/11 first responders,” a bearded Stewart said.

Colbert interjected, telling his old boss that, “No one gonna listen to you unless you… Trump it up a little bit.”

Stewart allows himself in the segment to be subjected to a healthy dose of Trump mockery in order to convey his message. Stewart has taken square aim recently at Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell to pass the bill’s renewal. Yesterday the Daily News reported that the House of Representatives will include the Zadroga Act as part of an omnibus spending bill.

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