Who is Jon Stewart's worst guest ever?

Picture of Jon Stewart on set of his show

In the years that have passed since 1999 when the “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” went on the air, there have been countless memorable, funny, fantastic and horrible guests to sit down with Stewart, but who is the worst guest Stewart has ever had?

Jon Stewart recently sat down with friend and fellow late night show host Stephen Colbert at the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey last week when the topic came up – and who was the lucky winner of the title of worst guest ever? That honor went to actor Hugh Grant.

Actor Hugh GrantHugh Grant was a guest on “Daily Show” in 2009 to promote his film “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” and he apparently made such a bad impression on Stewart that he never wants to have him as a guest on the show again! Apparently while on set Grant was not the most pleasant guest to be around. “He's giving everyone s--- the whole time, and he's a big pain in the a--," Stewart said, noting that Grant was even complaining that he had other places to be and more important things to do.

When Grant found out what clip from his film would be played in the interview he was not too pleased, and remarked "What is that clip? It's a terrible clip.". “Well, then make a better f------ movie” says Stewart.

Hugh Grant got wind of Stewart’s remarks and took to Twitter to give his response.

“Turns out my inner crab got the better of me with TV producer in 09. Unforgivable, J Stewart correct to give me kicking.”

Do you agree with Stewart’s choice of title for the British actor? Who do you think are the best (and worst) “Daily Show” guests so far?

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- Hugh Grant
- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Written by: harrisr
Dec 15th, 2012, 8:04 am


Message Posted On Dec 18th, 2012, 10:37 am
Like the last episode of 2012, Kristen Stewart's interview was painfully boring to watch. She was visibly bored and disconnected Jon tried his best as he always does to make the interview interesting. No salvaging that no talent waste of space though.

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Message Posted On Dec 15th, 2012, 11:12 pm

I hate to be "that guy," but:

1) The Daily Show premiered in 1996, but Stewart didn't host until 1999.

2) You linked to a John Stewart - note the 'h'.


But, yeah, seems Grant is at least humble enough to admit to being an asshole that day and graciously accepting the criticism. I get the sense there maybe a campaign of some kind to get him back to make amends.


The thing about Stewart is that even when the discussions between he and other guests (usually politicians or talking heads) get heated, he manages to smooth it over at the end so as to conclude the interview on a peaceful note. Though I will throw in Ann Coulter as the worst. It was way back and I've no recollection as to what she said, but if she has had a consistent personality, then I can safely wager that it was horrid.


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Message Posted On Dec 15th, 2012, 9:57 pm

Well, everybody has a crappy day once in a while, seems like Mr. Grant had one right there. It's great that he's being an adult though and takes it with some humour. I know a lot of other celebrities would have started sulking like a 5-year-old. So props to Grant, admitting a mistake takes more courage than not making one.


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Message Posted On Dec 15th, 2012, 3:08 pm

Yeah, I'm sure some of the politicians have been absolute horrors to get along with. 


Message Posted On Dec 15th, 2012, 1:44 pm
I'm sure there has been worse guests.
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