January 20, 2011 - Kambiz Hosseini & Saman Arbabi

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Steve Cohen compares Republicans to Nazis, and Kambiz Hosseini and Saman Arbabi call Jon a prophet.

>> Jon:

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WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW," MY NAME IS JON STEWART!

TONIGHT ON THE PROGRAM... WE'VE

GOT A GOOD ONE FOR YOU.

TONIGHT ON THE SHOW WE'VE GOT

KAMBIZ HOSSEINI AND SAMAN ARBABI

HOSTS, CREATIVE PRODUCERS,

WRITERS OF THE POLITICAL SATIRE

SHOW "PARAZIT."

TO IRANIANS WHO ARE MAKING JUST

A HILARIOUS SHOW AND I'M SO GLAD

WE COULD HAVE THEM ON THE

PROGRAM TONIGHT.

BUT FIRST, LET'S... LET ME START

OFF... HAVE YOU BEFORE IN A

SITUATION WHERE YOU OWE SOMEONE

MONEY?

(LAUGHTER)

AND YOU KIND OF HOPE, LIKE,

MAYBE THEY'LL FORGET ABOUT IT.

(LAUGHTER)

NOW IMAGINE THAT THE GUY YOU OWE

MONEY TO IS A COUNTRY.

AND THE "SOME" MONEY IS ALMOST A

TRILLION DOLLARS.

(LAUGHTER)

>> CHINA'S PRESIDENT HU JINTAO

ARRIVES IN WASHINGTON FOR A

STATE VISIT TODAY.

>> Jon: (BEEP)

(LAUGHTER)

QUICK, AMERICA, TURN OFF THE

LIGHTS!

(LAUGHTER)

MAYBE HE'LL THINK WE'RE NOT

HOME!

>> THE COMMUNIST LEADER TOUCHING

DOWN JUST A COUPLE OF MOMENTS

AGO AT ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE.

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN WAITING

TO GREET HIM.

>> Jon: BIDEN!

(LAUGHTER)

SCREWING UP THE WHOLE PLAN!

(LAUGHTER)

WELL, NOW THAT THE CHINA NEEDS

KNOW WE'RE HOME, CHINESE

PRESIDENT HU JINTAO... HU

JINTAO'S GETTING THE FULL

TREATMENT.

HIGH-LEVEL MEETINGS, PRESS

CONFERENCE, STATE DINNER, AND A

FRONT-ROW SEAT TO A GRAND REVIEW

OF OUR MILITARY MIGHT.

(LAUGHTER)

YEAH, NICE WORK.

NICE JOB.

REAL IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY IN FRONT

OF THE LEADER OF A COUNTRY THAT

MADE THIS THE OPENING ACT TO A

VOLLEYBALL MATCH/SWIM MEET.

(LAUGHTER)

S LISTEN, I'M NOT TRYING TO...

NOT TO MAKE FUN OF THE FIFE AND

DRUMS, I MEAN, WE CAN'T GO TOO

ALL OUT.

WE WANT CHINA TO HAVE A NICE

TIME BUT WE DO OWE THEM A

TRILLION DOLLARS.

(LAUGHTER)

IT IS HIS MONEY.

BUT IT'S ALL GOOD, RIGHT, CHINA?

>> DOES THE UNITED STATES NEED

TO BE WORRIED ABOUT THIS AMS NOW

GROWING THREAT FROM CHINA?

>> WE DO OWE CHINA A LOT OF

MONEY.

>> CHINA IS NOW THE LARGEST

FOREIGN HOLDER OF U.S. DEBT.

>> SHOULD WE FEAR CHINA?

>> Jon: FEAR THEM?

BABY, CHILL!

WE'RE PLAYING THIS JUST RIGHT.

SEE, WHEN A COUNTRY OWES YOU A

BILLION DOLLARS THEY'VE GOT A

PROBLEM.

WHEN A COUNTRY OWES YOU A

TRILLION DOLLARS YOU GOT

PROBLEMS.

(LAUGHTER)

WE'RE TOO BIG TO FAIL MOTHER

(BEEP)S!

WE'RE A.I.G.!

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

A LITTLE OBJECT LESSON.

YOU KNOW, ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO

THERE WAS ANOTHER ASIAN COUNTRY

WHOSE ECONOMIC IMPERIALISM WE

FEARED.

TODAY THEIR CHIEF AMERICAN

EXPORT?

GIANT SLIPPERY BALLS.

(LAUGHTER)

THAT GUY HURT HIMSELF BADLY!

(LAUGHTER)

RELAX!

WE'LL PROMISE CHINA WE'LL BE

MORE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE.

WE'LL DOUBLE OUR PLASTIC

TOOTHPICK IMPORT ORDERS.

CHA-CHA THAT AND A COUPLE YEARS

WE'LL BE BACK ON TOP AND IT WILL

ALL BE INCREDIBLY POLLUTED WATER

UNDER THE BRIDGE.

>> THE CHINESE PRESIDENT TOOK A

SHOT AT THE U.S. DOLLAR SAYING

ITS DOMINANCE MAY BE A PRODUCT

OF THE PAST.

>> WHAT HE WANTS IS THE RENMINBI

HIS CURRENCY, TO BE THE WORLD'S

GLOBAL RESERVE.

>> Jon: WHAT?

(LAUGHTER)

YOU JUST WANT TO MAKE THE DOLLAR

ANOTHER... YOU KNOW, CHINA?

FINE!

GO AHEAD, WORLD!

MAKE THE RENMINBI THE GLOBAL

CURRENCY.

MAKE CHINA THE WORLD'S

SUPERPOWER.

(BEEP) IT.

HERE'S THE KEYS!

TAKE THEM, TAKE THEM!

YOU KNOW WHAT, WORLD?

WE QUIT!

YOU WANT IT, CHINA, YOU GOT IT!

CHINA IS THE NEW US!

EVERYBODY WAS COMING TO US WITH

SECURITY, MOSQUITO NETS,

WHATEVER, FINE, FINE!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WE'RE DONE!

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

I DON'T EVEN CARE ABOUT IT.

YOU KNOW WHAT AFRICA?

(BEEP) YOU!

SOUTHEAST ASIA (BEEP) YOU!

AMSTERDAM, YOU'RE COOL.

WE'RE STILL GOOD, RIGHT?

(LAUGHTER)

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE,

CHINA!

EVERYBODY WANTS AND WANTS AND

WANTS.

DO THEY APPRECIATE IT?

NO.

I KNOW YOU LOVE YOUR FLAGS,

CHINA.

BETTER MAKE MORE OF THEM BECAUSE

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO START

BURNING THEM!

(LAUGHTER)

BEING A SUPERPOWER IS LIKE BEING

A SANTA CLAUS THAT EVERYONE

WANTS TO KILL.

(LAUGHTER)

JUST GIVE ME WHAT'S IN THE

BACKPACK, MAN, AND GET THE

(BEEP) OUT!

(LAUGHTER)

>> REPORTS THAT CHINA'S MILITARY

RAN A SUCCESSFUL FIRST TEST

FLIGHT OF A NEW STEALTH FIGHTER

JET.

>> IT COULD END UP BAG MAJOR

CHALLENGE TO U.S. AIR

SUPERIORITY.

>> IT'S CALLED THE J-20 AND

ANALYSTS SAY IT WOULD BE A

STRONG RIVAL TO AMERICA'S F-22

STEALTH FIGHTER.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: THAT'S IT?

STEALTH FIGHTER?

THAT'S THE BLES YOU GOT?

GOOD LUCK WITH IT.

I THINK WE HAVE A STEALTH

FIGHTER AS WELL.

I THINK JASON JONES MIGHT BE

STANDING BY WITH IT.

HEY, JASON.

>> WHAT'S UP, SGLON

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: JASON, IS THAT A STEALTH

FIGHTER JET YOU'RE STANDING NEXT

TO?

>> WHAT?

THIS OLD GIRL HERE?

>> Jon: YEAH.

>> YUP.

>> Jon: WOW.

JASON, STEALTH FIGHTER

TECHNOLOGY, I MEAN, YOU MUST BE

IN A PRETTY SUPER SECRET

LOCATION.

>> INDEED.

(LAUGHTER)

AS THIS UNDERCOVER FOOTAGE I

SHOT EARLIER SHOWS, NOBODY IS

GOING TO LAY THEIR EYES ON THIS

BABY.

UNLESS, OF COURSE, THEY ARE

GETTING THEIR CAR WASHED, BYING

AN H & H BASEBALL OR REASON ARE

ON THE WEST SIDE OF MANHATTAN

NEAR 46th STREET BY THE INTREPID

MUSEUM.

(APPLAUSE)

BUT SERIOUSLY, CONGRATULATIONS,

CHINA, ON DEVELOPING THE STEALTH

FIGHTER.

>> Jon: WE'RE NUMBER ONE!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> YOU KNOW, JON, THE ULTIMATE

IRONY HERE IS THAT THE CHINESE

HAVE HAD THIS TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE

STEALTH PLANES FOR YEARS.

FOR INSTANCE, IF YOU GO TO THE

GIFT SHOP OF THE INTREPID TO BUY

THE MODEL OF THE STEALTH PLANE,

FLIP IT OVER, AND IT READS "MADE

IN CHINA."

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: SO PERHAPS WE DON'T HAVE

MUCH TO FEAR FROM CHINA'S

STEALTH PLANES?

>> WELL, NO, NOT THE BIG ONES,

NO.

BUT I CAN'T VOUCH FOR THE LEAD

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS IN THE

WAKE OF THE SHOOTINGS IN ARIZONA

THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT

THE NEED TO RESTORE CIVIL AND

HONEST DISCOURSE TO POLITICS AND

I THOUGHT ONE LAWMAKER IN

PARTICULAR MADE AN ESPECIALLY

ELOQUENT CASE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR

LAST WEDNESDAY.

>> WE'RE ALL AMERICANS.

WE'RE ALL HUMAN BEINGS.

AND WE ALL HAVE SIMILAR GOALS

AND SIMILAR ASPIRATIONS.

AND EVEN THOUGH THEY DIFFER ON

PHILOSOPHY, THAT DOESN'T MAKE US

COMMUNISTS OR SOCIALISTS OR

BIRTHERS OR WHATEVER.

>> Jon: HEAR, HEAR!

DEMOCRAT STEVE COHEN OF

TENNESSEE SPEAKING NOT A MINUTE

TOO SOON.

EVEN AS THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES WAS JUST ABOUT

TO TAKE UP THE CONTENTIOUS ISSUE

OF HEALTH CARE REFORM.

LET'S LISTEN TO STEVE COHEN OF

TENNESSEE ON THAT ISSUE.

>> THEY SAY IT'S A GOVERNMENT

TAKEOVER OF HEALTH CARE.

A BIG LIE, JUST LIKE GOEBBELS.

YOU SAY IT ENOUGH, YOU REPEAT

THE LIE, YOU REPEAT, THE LIE,

YOU REPEAT THE LIE AND

EVENTUALLY PEOPLE BELIEVE IT.

THE GERMANS SAID ENOUGH ABOUT

THE JEWS AND THE PEOPLE BELIEVED

IT AND YOU HAD THE HOLOCAUST.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

>> Jon: I YIELD THE REMAINDER OF

MY TIME TO THE GENTLE NAZI FROM

COLORADO.

(LAUGHTER)

DUDE, IT ONLY TOOK YOU A WEEK TO

FORGET EVERYTHING... GIVEN TIME

TO REFLECT, I'M SURE COHEN

REALIZED COMPARING REPUBLICANS

TO NAZIS IS THE POLAR OPPOSITE

OF THE THINS HE WAS SAYING LAST

WEEK AND THAT SHE SHOULDN'T SAY

IT AGAIN BECAUSE IT'S WRONG.

>> I WON'T SAY IT AGAIN, BUT I

WAS RIGHT.

>> Jon: WHAT?

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

SON OF A BITCH!

YOU MAY BE RIGHT, YOU MAY HAVE A

POINT, MAYBE REPUBLICANS ARE

LYING ABOUT HEALTH CARE REFORM,

BUT IF YOUR POINT IS TO SAY THAT

THEY'RE LYING, WHY DO YOU HAVE

TO GO NAZI ON THEM?

YOU KNOW, THERE'S ALREADY A

PERFECTLY GOOD WORD FOR LIARS.

LIARS.

(LAUGHTER)

LYING DOESN'T MAKE YOU A NAZI.

LYING ISN'T EVEN WHAT MADE THE

NAZIS NAZIS.

(LAUGHTER)

PEOPLE AT AUSCHWITZ WEREN'T

UPSET BECAUSE THEY WERE LIED TO.

(LAUGHTER)

"YOU SAID THERE'D BE A POOL!"

(LAUGHTER)

YOU KNOW, I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO

EXPLAIN THIS, BUT SHARING ONE

ATTRIBUTE WITH NAZIS DOESN'T

MAKE YOU ONE.

THE NAZIS MARCHED WITH GREAT

PRECISION.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN THESE PEOPLE

ARE NAZIS.

(LAUGHTER)

THE NAZIS WERE NOTORIOUS FOR

BROWN SHIRTS.

THAT DOESN'T MAKE THIS GUY A

NAZI.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

WHAT IT MAKES HIM IS A MAN WHO

BRINGS ME DELICIOUS STEAKS ALL

THE WAY FROM OMAHA OVERNIGHT

WHICH, I PROMISE YOU, NO NAZI

WOULD DO.

(LAUGHTER)

AND WHILE, YES, HITLER WAS

FAMOUS FOR HIS LITTLE MUSTACHE

AND JAUNTY RIGHT-HANDED SALUTE,

THAT DOESN'T MAKE THIS BABY

REACHING FOR STRAWBERRY JAM

HITLER!

IT DOES NOT!

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

ALTHOUGH... ALTHOUGH WHO CAN BE

SURE?

(LAUGHTER)

AND IF COHEN IS RIGHT AND

REPEATING A LIE OVER AND OVER

AGAIN MAKES YOU A NAZI, WHAT ARE

THESE PEOPLE?

>> HEAD ON.

APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD.

HEAD ON.

APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD.

HEAD ON.

APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: HEAD ON (SPEAKS GERMAN)

WE HAVE BEEN HAVING A

CONVERSATION ABOUT CIVILITY AND

HONEST DISCOURSE BECAUSE A MAD

MAN WENT ON A SHOOTING RAMPAGE

BUT THE MEASURE OF OUR DISCOURSE

IS NOT THE AFFECT THAT IT HAS ON

A MADMAN.

THE MEASURE IS WHAT AFFECT IT

SHOULD HAVE ON A RATIONAL

PERSON.

SO LET'S TAKE YOU AT YOUR WORD.

IF YOU LITERALLY BELIEVE THE

REPUBLICANS ARE USING TACTICS

THAT UNCHECKED COULD LEAD TO THE

HOLOCAUST, WHERE DOES IT LEAVE A

RATIONAL PERSON?

YOU CAN'T COMPROMISE WITH THEM,

THEY'RE NAZIS!

THAT WOULD MAKE US NEVILLE

CHAMBERLAIN AND I F I'VE GOT TO

BE A CHAMBERLAIN I'D LIKE TO BE

RICHARD.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

SO CALL OUT THE LIES.

SAY THEY'RE BEING DOUCHEBAGS AND

(BEEP) HOLES OR ASS BAGS AND

DOUCHE HOLES.

BECAUSE THE RATIONAL MIND

UNDERSTANDS THAT FOR THE MOST

PART THOSE TITLES ARE

SITUATIONAL AND TEMPORARY.

WHEN IT COMES TO CIVILITY AND

HONEST DISCOURSE I HAVE NO

PROBLEM WITH COURSENESS, I HAVE

A PROBLEM OF PEOPLE USING

HYPERBOLE WITH A GOAL OF

ULTIMATELY REDUCING A PEOPLE'S

NUMBERS.

HEY, YOU KNOW WHO ELSE DID THAT?

(LAUGHTER)

I'LL GIVE YOU A HINT

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUESTS TONIGHT THE

CO-CREATORS OF AMERICA'S... THE

CO-CREATORS OF VOICE OF

AMERICA'S "PARAZIT", A SATIRICAL

NEWS SHOW THAT BROADCASTS IN

IRAN.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: PLEASE WELCOME "PARAZIT"

HOSTS KAMBIZ HOSSEINI AND SAMAN

ARBABI.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

COME AND SIT.

>> I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS!

>> Jon: I LIKE THAT YOU GUYS

SHOOK HANDS.

I LIKE THAT YOU GUYS... OH,

WAIT!

I WORK WITH YOU.

>> THIS IS CRAZY.

>> Jon: GUYS, THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR COMING.

I GOT AHOLD OF YOUR SHOW ON THE

WEB AND I WAS SO IMPRESSED BY

THE HEART OF IT, HOW FUNNY IT

WAS.

HOW DOES YOUR SHOW GET OUT

THERE?

HOW IS IT SEEN IN IRAN?

>> YOU WANT TO ANSWER THIS?

>> WELL...

(LAUGHTER)

>> THERE'S TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT.

>> THOSE WHO LOVE US AND THOSE

WHO REALLY HATE US.

>> Jon: UH-HUH.

>> WE CATER TO THE ONES THAT

REALLY LOVE US.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> AND OBVIOUSLY THE ONES THAT

HATE US ARE THE REASON WE

ACTUALLY DO THE SHOW.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT TECHNICALLY WE WANT THEM TO

LOVE US.

TECHNICALLY WE HAVE SATELLITE

AND INTERNET AND PEOPLE DOWNLOAD

US VIA INTERNET.

AND MOSTLY SATELLITE.

>> Jon: AND IT'S BECOME HUGELY

POPULAR IN IRAN DESPITE ALL THE

CENSORSHIP AND ALL THE

DIFFICULTIES OVER THERE.

>> YEAH.

IT'S LIKE TRYING TO STOP CAR

THEFT.

IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: SO I SEE YOU'VE LIVED IN

WASHINGTON, D.C. FOR A WHILE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> 25 YEARS, YEAH.

>> Jon: HOW DID YOU... SO ARE

YOU BOTH BORN IN IRAN.

>> YES.

>> Jon: OKAY.

WHEN DID YOU...

>> I LEFT IN IRAN IN 1985.

>> 2000.

>> Jon: I CAN SEE THE PASSION IN

WHAT YOU DO AND IT'S VERY

ENGAGING.

WHEN YOU WATCH THE SHOW, YOU

FEEL LIKE THE HEART AND THE

ANGER AND THEN THEY CONSTANTLY

CUT AWAY TO, LIKE, FOR THE

COMEDY BREAK.

>> I'M THE FUNNY DUDE.

>> NO!

(LAUGHTER)

>> IT'S ALL YOU, JON.

YOU EAR THE PROPHET.

YOU'RE THE PROPHET.

YOU ARE THE PROPHET!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> HE'S THE PROPHET!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

GIVE IT UP FOR JON STEWART,

EVERYBODY!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

AND HE'S GOT THE BOOK, TOO!

>> Jon: SO ARE YOU CALLING ME A

PROPHET, THAT WILL IN NO WAY GET

IN ME N TROUBLE, WILL IT?

(LAUGHTER)

THAT'S IN NO WAY A DANGEROUS

THING.

DO YOU... DO YOU FEEL... WHAT IS

THE FEELING THAT YOU HAVEEDLY

YOUR COMEDY?

IS IT CATHARSIS?

DOES IT FEEL LIKE REVENGE?

WHAT WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE FOR

YOU?

BECAUSE YOU TRULY ARE ATTACKING

REAL TYRANNY.

>> ALL OF IT, ACTUALLY.

YOU KNOW, I GREW UP IN A COUNTRY

THAT OPPRESSED ME ALL MY LIFE.

ALL MY LIFE.

I WASN'T ABLE TO TALK FREELY.

I WASN'T ABLE TO EXPRESS MYSELF

FREELY.

I HAD TO HAVE HAVE FREEDOM THAT

I WANTED TO HAVE INSIDE MY HOME.

I WANT AND WHEN I WENT OUT I HAD

TO LIE ALL THE TIME.

SO THIS KIND OF LIFE-STYLE THAT

I HAD AND LOTS OF PEOPLE OF MY

GENERATION THEY HAVE RIGHT NOW

INSIDE IRAN CAUSED ALL THIS

ANGER, REVENGE, AND EVERYTHING.

BUT WE'RE TRYING TO TRANSFER ALL

THIS INTO HUMOR AND SAY WHATEVER

WE WANT TO SAY WITH THE DARK

ANGRY HUMOR BUT IN A CIVIL WAY.

>> AHMADINEJAD CAME TO COLUMBIA,

ONE OF THE MOST WELL-RESPECTED

SCHOOLS OF ALL TIME AND HE STOOD

IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE WORLD AND

HE SAID "THERE ARE NO GAYS IN

IRAN."

THAT'S ALL YOU NEED TO HAVE.

FROM THEN ON YOU HAVE A SHOW.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: THAT'S THE SHOW!

THAT'S THE SHOW!

YOU BRING UP A REALLY

INTERESTING POINT, THOUGH, ABOUT

DOING IT IN A WAY THAT'S CIVIL

AND APPEALING.

YOU HAVE A SEGMENT ON YOUR SHOW

CALLED "THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND

THE UGLY."

AND YOU KNOW, HERE WE HAVE THE

WORST AMERICAN THE WORLD AND PIN

HEADS AND PATRIOTS AND

INCREDIBLE HYPERBOLE AND PEOPLE

THAT ARE LISTENING, YOUR BAD

CHARACTER OF THE WEEK WAS THE

LEADER OF THE REVOLUTIONARY

GUARD.

>> RIGHT.

>> Jon: AND THE UGLY CHARACTER

OF THE WEEK WAS AHMADINEJAD.

AND I WONDER IN THIS COUNTRY IF

WE HAD PEOPLE AT THAT LEVEL OF

DECEMBER POETISM AND TYRANNY, I

DON'T KNOW THAT WE'D HAVE WORDS

TO DESCRIBE THEM BECAUSE WE'VE

USED THEM ON PEOPLE AND THINGS

THAT IN NO WAY MATCH THAT.

AND WHAT'S YOUR VIEW OF OUR

DISCOURSE IN THAT WAY?

HOW IT RELATES TO WHEN YOU LOOK

AT OUR COUNTRY AND THE PROBLEMS

IT FACES AND THEN YOU THINK

ABOUT IRAN IN THE WAY YOU GUYS

ARE TALKING ABOUT THOSE ISSUES.

>> WELL, SPECIFICALLY TOP

IRANIAN POLITICS, HONESTLY WE

DON'T CARE SO MUCH.

>> Jon: (LAUGHS)

>> WE LIVE IN WASHINGTON.

>> Jon: I WORKED ON THAT

QUESTION FOR 15 (BEEP)ING

MINUTES!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> SORRY MAN!

I'M SORRY.

>> Jon: LET ME PUT HIT IN THE

CONTEXT OF IRANIAN POLITICS.

WHAT ALLOWS YOU TO NOT BE HIGH

PER BOLL I CAN IN DESCRIBING

REAL KIND OF EVIL?

BECAUSE IT'S SO MUCH MORE

EFFECTIVE THAT WAY.

I THOUGHT WHEN I WATCH YOU GUYS

MAN, IT JUST SLICES RIGHT

THROUGH IT AND IT MAKES IT SO

MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE.

YOU KNOW, WHY NOT TITLE IT "THE

CRAZIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD"?

>> WELL, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE'RE

TRYING TO DO IS THAT IT THESE

REACH PEOPLE CULTURALLY, TOO.

WE DESIGNED A SHOW FOR SPECIFIC

SPECIFIC PEOPLE IN IRAN AND

THEIR YOUTH... MORE THAN 70% OF

IRAN ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 35 AND

WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE THIS SHOW

APPEALING TO THEM.

>> I THINK JON WANTS TO MAKE US

LIKE SALMAN RUSHDIE.

>> Jon: NO!

GOD KNOW!

THE IDEA IS YOU KNOW HOW AWARE

ARE IRANIAN OFFICIALS OF YOU

GUYS?

ARE THEY AWARE?

>> VERY MUCH.

>> OH, YEAH.

(LAUGHTER)

THEY ACTUALLY WRITE ABOUT US

MOST OF THE TIME IN THE STATE

PAPERS.

>> Jon: "TV GUIDE"?

(LAUGHTER)

>> YELLOW PAGES.

>> Jon: THAT KIND OF THING.

ALL RIGHT.

>> COUPLE OF SHOWS THAT THEY TRY

TO... THEY BASICALLY TALK LIKE

US, THEY PRODUCE THE STUFF LIKE

US....

>> Jon: THEY PRODUCE A SATIRE

SHOW IN IRAN.

>> IT'S CALLED ANTI-"PARAZIT."

IT'S LIKE HAVING AN ANTI-DAILY

SHOW.

IMAGINE THAT.

HOW FUNNY WOULD THAT BE?

IT'S LIKE "THE DAILY SHOW" AND

THERE'S THIS OTHER CHANNEL

THAT'S... AIRS THAT ANTI-"THE

DAILY SHOW."

>> Jon: AND THEN YOU GO INTO

LIKE A WORM HOLE AND THEY JUST

THINK OKAY, WE'RE EVEN NOW.

(LAUGHTER)

>> BASICALLY.

>> Jon: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN

DOING IT?

>> WE STARTED IN MAY OF 2008 AND

THAT WAS TEN-MINUTE SEGMENT AND

THEN THE ELECTIONS HAPPENED,

OBVIOUSLY, AND THINGS GOT REALLY

CRAZY AND WE LAUNCHED OFFICIALLY

AS A 30-MINUTE WEEKLY SHOW IN

MARCH OF 2009.

>> AND WE WATCH A LOT OF "THE

DAILY SHOW."

>> Jon: (LAUGHS)

I JUST WANT TO SAY THIS.

WE'RE GOING TO GO TO COMMERCIAL

AND THEN WE'RE GOING ON THE WEB

BECAUSE I WANT TO TALK TO YOU A

LITTLE BIT MORE.

I WANT TO TELL YOU, YOU'RE LIKE

OUR SHOW BUT WITH REAL GUTS AND

I'M PROUD TO BE CONSIDERED IN

THE FRATERNITY OF HUMORISTS THAT

YOU GUYS ARE IN.

AND I'M

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(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: THAT'S OUR SHOW, JOIN US

NEXT WEEK AT 11:00.

HERE IT IS, YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN.

>> THE WHITE HOUSE SPARED NO

DETAIL TO WELCOME CHINA'S

LEADERS.

THE STAR-STUDDED GUEST LISTS

FASHION ICONS, YO-YO MA, BARBARA

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