CHARLOTTE, N.C. Thursday nights taping of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart used its third day of coverage from Charlotte to focus on the gaffes so far in the Democratic National Convention. Charlotte got off easy.
One of the highlights of the show, titled Hope and Change 2: Lets Get Fooled Again was a mock President Barack Obama campaign biographical film voiced-over by Larry David called Barack Obama: It Could Have Been Worse.
The video hung on catchphrases for the campaign such as: Less Bad > More Bad, and Its Better Than Cancer. It was similar to the Romney bio film the show aired in Tampa, Fla., during the Republican National Convention.
Stewart excessively praised former President Bill Clintons use of numbers in his speech Wednesday night (juxtaposing the Republicans lack of hard statistics in some of their speeches with Clintons number-heavy address) while making fun of the length of Clintons speech.
This was not the event I wanted to go into overtime, Stewart quipped. It had more false endings than a James Brown concert. ... Dont stop talking about tomorrow because its a half-hour from now.
Thursdays audience was treated to another preshow question-and-answer session with correspondents and Stewart. Previous audiences only had the chance to ask Stewart questions.
Stewart again praised Charlotteans for our warmth: Youre the nicest people. Its really kind of annoying, he said.
In the dialogue with correspondents, John Oliver was grilled by an audience member about Wednesday nights show where Oliver said he hated local barbecue.
There was this wave of surprise, then anger, Oliver recalled from the previous nights audience. When he again put down North Carolina barbecue, saying it was worse than Texas barbecue, Korean barbecue or no barbecue, the crowd yelled.
Those boos are like the sound of James Taylors voice to me, he said. So sweet.
And the slurs against Tampa continued Thursday. Im from Tampa and I hate it so much that now I am from Charlotte, said correspondent Aasif Mandvi.
The Daily Show tapes its last show Friday from the ImaginOn. It airs at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central.