posted by December 27 at 16:41 PMon
Lots of “no comment” from all involved, which means the Times is left to merely speculate as to how Comedy Central’s biggest shows will operate during the writers’ strike (hosts “will have to improvise their monologues and interviews,” etc.). Hell, I might as well add my ambivalent, uninformed opinion to the discussion: Uh, it’ll probably be awkward, especially if Jon Stewart winds up interviewing a whole bunch of snoozer athletes while other actors/politicians choose not to cross the picket lines (“Lebron, are you an alien creature?”). The only definite information comes from the hosts themselves, though at least their response is appropriate:
In a statement, the two hosts said they would prefer to return to work with their writers. “If we cannot, we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers we are unable to express something as nuanced as ambivalence,” they stated.