Jon Stewart Loves Sukkot Jokes

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Jon Stewart, as mentioned numerous times on this blog, loves to make Jewish jokes. But he seems to pull out all the punches when it comes to Jewish holidays–which is ironic, because many of the people who would understand the jokes aren’t watching because it’s a holiday.

And this year is no different. In fact, I would argue that Stewart has upped the ante. Because sure, it’s easy to make a Yom Kippur or a Passover joke. But to make Sukkot jokes? On national television? Those have got to be some impressive Sukkot jokes.

It would be one thing if he made one Sukkot joke on one occasion. But he really seems to be obsessed with Sukkot this year. He’s made Sukkot jokes on two separate shows. Of course, one of them was on the second night of Sukkot, so a lot of Jews never actually saw it.

So here is the first clip, where Jon explains why the Israeli delegation wasn’t present at President Obama’s UN speech about Israel. (Hint: It’s because of Sukkot). Also, look out for a Tu Bishvat joke.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
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Next, we have a clip from last night’s episode where Stewart and John Oliver discuss the end of the settlement freeze in Israel. Again, be prepared for Sukkot jokes.

I think it’s now safe to say that Jon Stewart…is a Jew.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
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Posted on September 29, 2010

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