June 7th, 2011
11:22 AM ET
Talk about awkward. Ever since U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s been embroiled in a racy photo scandal, “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart has been in the position of trying to talk about his old friend, who's appeared on "The Daily Show" before, with his typical humor.
After Weiner confessed on Monday that he did, in fact, post that now-infamous photo of himself, Stewart of course had to address the situation on his late night program.
“This is the weirdest f--ing story I’ve ever seen in my life, or the greatest episode of 'Maury' ever," Stewart said of yesterday's press conference.
And yet “perhaps the most upsetting thing about having a friend caught up in a scandal of this nature is finding out that a) he’s packing jumbo heat and b) that he’s ripped,” he joked. “I can’t believe this guy and I are the same f--ing age, that’s my problem. How good is the Congressional health care plan?”
But after playing a clip of Weiner apologizing for lying about the incident, Stewart aimed (briefly) for a more serious tone.
“At 4:25 eastern standard time, this story officially became sad,” he told his audience. “We forget sometimes – I certainly do – that these people are human. And that’s a lesson that’s going to stay with me…until I turn back to that camera over there, and do a little bit on the John Edwards story.”
And with that, it was business as usual. How well do you think Stewart handled the story?
About this blog
Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.