10 Amazing Musical Performances from The Jon Stewart Show
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Back before he was the host of The Daily Show -- back even before Josh Hartnett chopped off his fingers and stabbed him in the eye in The Faculty -- Jon Stewart was the host of his own eponymous show. It aired for almost two years, first in a half-hour version on MTV, and then an hour-long version in syndication.
Stewart told USA Today his eponymous program was "just an odd show with really cool music."
Indeed, the show had plenty of fantastic musical guests during its 1993 to 1995 run. Thanks to the magic of AV nerds recording the show, transferring it digitally and uploading to the Internet, there are a ton of them on YouTube. Here are 10 of the best.
Gin Blossoms, "Hey Jealousy"Perhaps it's because I listened to it several thousand times when I was
10, but I still really like this song. I also tremendously enjoy the Gin Blossoms' outfits, including the ever-popular T-shirt over a long-sleeve t-shirt look. Then, after the set, we learn that Howard Stern was a guest on this show -- promoting the book Private Parts and the Gin Blossoms sing a song that must be titled, "I Don't Want to Have to Take Your Job, Jon Stewart." Fantastic. Oh, and this:
If only he still wore such an outfit on TV today.