Best of Enemies: Jon Stewart's 10 Favorite 'Daily Show' Targets

From Fox News to Arby's, the folks commonly caught in the comedian's crosshairs

Glenn Beck

Many of Stewart's greatest foes inspired his best work. We acknowledge this may be a minority opinion, but that wasn't the case with Glenn Beck. Sure, the fuming conservative gave The Daily Show plenty of great material thanks to his nut-job Fox News Channel show. But there seemed to be something deeply disturbing about Beck's tin-foil-hat paranoia that provoked not just humor but outright aghast disbelief in the comedian: He wasn't so much funny as he was apoplectic in response. How else to explain the special 2009 episode that was an extended parody of Beck's Tea Party-friendly 9-12 project, with Stewart going full method actor to conjure up his nemesis's wide-eyed insanity? Or the painfully sincere Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in 2010, organized just a couple months after Beck's uber-patriotic Restoring Honor rally? Thankfully, Beck's political relevance has faded ever since Fox News dropped him in 2011, and the show's host could focus his righteousness and furious anger elsewhere.

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