Los Angeles Times
Cenac recounts Stewart conflict
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.