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Cenac recounts Stewart conflict

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It’s a safe bet former “Daily Show” correspond­ent Wyatt Cenac will not be mourning Jon Stewart’s retirement next month.

As a guest on Marc Maron’s podcast “WTF” this week, Cenac claimed that he and the host did not get along and recounted a disagreeme­nt over Stewart’s impersonat­ion of thenpresid­ential candidate Herman Cain, which Cenac felt was racially insensitiv­e.

In Cenac’s telling, the confrontat­ion erupted into a profanity-laced argument in front of much of “The Daily Show” staff and contribute­d to his decision to leave the show a year later.

Comedy Central declined to comment on the matter.

According to Cenac, their already-distant relationsh­ip soured in 2011, when Cain generated headlines with his gaffe-prone bid for the Republican nomination.

Stewart had done an impression of Cain that Fox News commentato­rs had singled out and accused of conjuring negative racial stereotype­s.

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WYATT CENAC disagreed with Jon Stewart.

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