On the red carpet before Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars autism benefit that aired last night, HuffPost Comedy asked a number of comedians for their thoughts on Jon Stewart‘s decision to leave The Daily Show later this year. While most were quick to make jokes, Sarah Silverman had bigger ideas for Stewart.
“I think he’s going to watch his kids grow up and be even more involved with their lives. He’s a real family man and these are exciting years that you don’t get back,” Silverman said. “And then he can do anything. He can direct, he can make movies, he can run for office.”
“I can’t imagine he’d want to, but it’d be great for us,” she added of Stewart’s potential political career. “He might need to ‘lean in.'”
Stewart, who reprised his role as emcee for the star-studded fundraiser, has been relatively quiet about his post-Daily Show plans, only indicating that he would like to try having dinner with his kids on a nightly basis and possibly directing another film down the line. Despite his passionate political opinions, he has expressed no desire to actually enter the political sphere.
During last night’s show, Silverman auctioned off the chance for two members of the audience to stand in for her parents as she told them everything she’s never been able to tell them before.
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