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WATCH: Rob Ford makes punch lines on The Daily Show

Late-night host Jon Stewart takes shots at Toronto's "hard-drinking crack Mayor"

The latest bombshells to drop on Rob Ford have put both the Mayor and the City of Toronto back on the radar of late-night talk show hosts.

Comedian Jon Stewart made wise cracks about Toronto's "hard-drinking crack Mayor" on The Daily Show and responded to Ford's on-air apology, made during Sunday's edition of NEWSTALK 1010's The City.

Ford was also mocked on CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and by British actor Jeremy Irons.

Watch the Daily Show segment here...

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  1. david posted on 11/05/2013 06:36 AM
    Sad that this passes for humour ..Without the laugh track it falls pretty flat..
    1. Luke posted on 11/05/2013 08:23 AM
      @david I don't think you were watching the right video then.
  2. justsaying posted on 11/05/2013 09:47 AM
    Have you ever watched the show or seen its live audience? Please do not comment on things you clearly have no knowledge of, cause it makes you look desperate and foolish.

    This hilarious comedy and again proves how the Mayor has made an international laughing stock of himself. Get ready for a lot more of this...
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 11/05/2013 10:54 AM
      @justsaying I've watched these types of shows before, and the material can be quite funny.
      Not so in this case. And i'm not commenting because I don't agree with them making fun of the mayor. It's more in agreement with how DAVID said it: was really quite flat. This is probably evident of the fact that they collectively either only know 'on-the-surface' of whats going on in Toronto. Or they're getting their material from Gawker- a site which tends to twist EVERY story on the mayor quite severely.

      Nevertheless it's their right to target whoever they want, and make fun for the night. I doubt Americans are going to pay much attention, or even remember by tomorrow.
      So JUSTSAYING, the comedy is far from hilarious, and the mayor isn't an international laughing stock. And I doubt there would be more of this.
      But then again, that notion lies entirely on the media- and if they're willing to quit the 'expose fetish' they have on the mayor.
  3. Scott posted on 11/05/2013 10:49 AM
    I have sat in the audience in NYC for a taping of the Jon Stewart show; I think the only laugh track is the one playing in your head...maybe from doing illicit drugs with the mayor?
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 11/05/2013 10:56 AM
      @Scott Man, do you people have any other sensible comeback- beside cheap name-calling, and cheesy one-liners?
  4. Karl Burgin posted on 11/05/2013 11:39 AM
    @JASON

    You have Torontonians wringing their hands (i.e. JUSTSAYING) that the mayor is making Toronto the laughing stock of the world. Mind you this never would have occurred if:
    1.> Media weren't on the mayor like white on rice
    2.> The Toronto Star didn't dedicate 17 reporters, and millions of moolah in resources in covering the mayor
    3.> And much of the 'dirt' on the mayor was from a year ago or more

    Now, if we had that type of coverage on say Justin Trudeau, they wouldn't have to ask him for example if he ever did weed. They would probably know that he did pot, when he did it, who his associates are an so on.
    The same can be said of Kathleen Wynne. If this amount of resources were focused on our current premiere, they wouldn't have to ask her when was the last time she did it.
    You also have Jack Layton, who was engrossed in the relatively the same thing- and yet he's deemed as some sort of hero. (I don't have anything against the man, mind you. I do respect him).

    The fact of the matter is, dirt could be pulled on any of our politicians if the media "really" wanted to go out of its way to get it. And it's rather easy for them to pin the blame on their target, as the reason for Toronto's image being soiled- as obviously their excuse would be "we're just doing our job" or "it for the good of the public".

    Now, before I have people jump down my throat, I'm not condoning the mayor's drinking as a good thing. But we should take his apology as is- even if some think its minimal, an move on. If the pattern of behavior doesn't change or improve (of which I already do think it has), THEN you have every right to 'rip him a new one', and vote him out a year from now. But the problem I have a have, is the constant orchestrated effort to circumvent the democratic process of which he was elect. Whether it be:
    1.> Conflict of interest
    2.> Audits in campaign funding
    3.> Complaints over stickers on cars
    4.> Trying to get him kicked off of radio show
    5.> Media skulking in bushes, and following the man to the cottage

    The list goes on and on. The democratic process is there for a reason, and as long as nothing criminal has been conducted, or charges brought against him, then leave him be. Even the last mayor of Montreal was charged by police. That was an embarrassment too, but I don't recall hearing late-night shows concerning that. Or the media encroaching on the Montreal mayor's property or skulking in bushes. And Montreal is the 2nd- largest city in Canada, and the capital of Quebec.
    You'd really have to be blind not to see the double-standard, and the hyped up hypocrisy here.
    1. Rex posted on 11/05/2013 01:15 PM
      @Karl Burgin Gee, fancy that, not a single mention of his CRACK USE. Typical sycophantic Ford supporter. "Leave this poor man alone. He said he's sorry and he won't do it again (while anyone's watching), and if the mayor says he didn't do something and then later says he's sorry for, uhh, something or other that me may or may not have done but was actually recorded doing, then that's good enough for me!" Says Karl's opponent: "But hey, Karl, what about the severe likelihood that Ford was OR IS a habitual HARD DRUG USER whose continued presence in municipal politics means will be crippled for the forseeable future?" Says Karl: "Well, that's just NOT good enough for me! If our totally altruistic mayor says it, it's gotta be the Truth®, evidence be damned, but if anyone against the mayor says it, they better darned well have some evidence, and even if they HAVE that evidence (which they do!!), we'll treat it like right wingers treat evolution: we'll keep finding and creating every desperate "gap" we can in the theory ("He might have been smoking tobacco in that crack pipe, 'cause people do, y'know!") until we've run out the clock on the mayor's term. Screw the city!"

      And by the way, why can't you sycophants drop the whole "the media never leaves our poor little entitled baby alone" routine. The media have scrutinized EVERY mayor AND every federal politician with the same tools they have Ford (look at the Wallin/Duffy?etc. affair). You guys just can't take it that your "regular guy" mayor -- who's ANYTHING BUT a regular guy -- is getting caught in the headlights like the SELFISH BRAT he is.

      And how about laying off how much the Star spent. That's PRIVATE MONEY, my friend, not taxpayer money, the kind that has been NECESSARILY and SUCCESSFULLY spent ever since it was made quite clear that our mayor associates with CRIMINAL VERMIN, as often during office hours as not.. Seriously, what kind of LEADER needs to SKIP WORK to swap parcels and drink booze (and do who knows what else) with KNOWN CRIMINALS in secluded parts of the city.

      ALL of you Ford Supporters are giving his brand of conservatism a bad name by not simply acknowledging that there are likely far better candidates for his job (probably with far less damaging skeletons in their closets), and that we should NOT have to wait until the next election -- and how many MORE scandals in between? -- to find one suitable to fill Ford's seat.

      One more thing, Karl. The situation in Montreal has been the subject of massive media coverage all across Canada, as well as being skewered, satired and shamed by countless TV shows. Just because YOUR bubble of TV shows only includes the high-profile AMERICAN shows piped into this country, you've got NO GROUNDS to assume the Montreal Mayors have gotten a free pass from the media and satirists. Think outside the box, son.
    2. teev posted on 11/06/2013 09:27 AM
      @Karl Burgin Quebec City is the capital of Quebec
  5. KarenW_5 posted on 11/05/2013 12:27 PM
    The US have many more problems that this. They had a field day with Marion Barry, Wiener, et at. Must have been a slow news day down there. And yes, it was funny, so was Craig Ferguson, Jeremy Irons was not though on Strom.....
  6. Jimbo posted on 11/05/2013 04:20 PM
    Folks, it wasn't just Jon Stewart (and he's taken on rob Ford before)-it was Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel and Howard Stern-and that's only the comedians/talk show hosts.
  7. Jimbo posted on 11/05/2013 04:26 PM
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it wasn't just Jon Stewart (and he's dealt with the mayor before). Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel and Howard Stern also commented (Stern has an 8 minute segment).

    ...and that's just the comedians/talk show hosts...this is world-wide news (remember Marion Barry? Arsinio does).
  8. D posted on 11/05/2013 05:29 PM
    It is sad that people seem so willing to forgive this man. "in the past" and "it will never ever happen again" are things people with substance abuse problems say. In the past he made many many poor decisions so what's to say he won't again? This man needs professional help and he will continue to "make mistakes" until he realizes this. He needs to step down!
    1. dama posted on 11/06/2013 05:21 PM
      @D Why is it sad that some people are more forgiving?

      Believed you me, the people that are forgiving had gone through what Rob Folk is experiencing and they understood.

      Why be so vengeful when it is already done? Don't you think that it has been very stressful for him to bear it alone, the monkey is off his back .. and . it is not even over.

      Eventually Rob Ford will make a decision on his own time..

      I forgive him as a human being and condone him for his bad decisions.. for I am not perfect myself..
  9. dama posted on 11/06/2013 05:09 PM
    Hello folks.. it is just entertainment, happened that Rob Ford is the talk of the town these days.. and he is providing all the materials, bother me that Toronto is the laughing stock..?

    No, not at all.. you know,, for overall Canada is the laughing stock, with the Montreal/Mafia corruption, 3 or 4 majors forced to resign.. senate scandals - 2 senators forced out for 2 years.. gas plant cancellation, Ehealth , Orange..

    You get the drift.. so what is one more? I.E Rob Ford smoking crack..

    Soon there will be a celebrity that will provide these comedians fresh materials..

    Chill..
  10. Andrewp posted on 11/06/2013 05:40 PM
    The Rob Ford saga, reminds me of movies or maybe actual incidents someone may have had in their childhood, where the class or entire school is laughing at the fat kid for something stupid he did. Of course, this is grown up stupid things Ford did, but nevertheless the same laugh and ridicule in facebook, posts like this and everywhere else you can find. There seems to be an enjoyment out there as news take life of its own. Perhaps he deserves it, but it makes you wonder if it's really right to make fun and ridicule.
    1. palma posted on 11/18/2013 09:14 AM
      @Andrewp And I bet if he looked like Justin Trudeau, this would not be happening, especially he also spoke like him (able to put a few sentences together)
  11. Rik posted on 03/04/2014 09:04 AM
    Hon. mayor Ford is the best mayor in the world and has put Canada on the Map. This will do wonders for Canada's Movie Industry.I loved his sense of humour on the show and hope he appears in more USA shows

    Way to go Honourable Mayor Ford and Thanks for being my Mayor
  12. Mark posted on 03/04/2014 05:41 PM
    A real good article - LET'S NOT ENABLE...


    http://www.shedoesthecity.com/on-open-letter-to-americans-regarding-rob-ford
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