Stewart speaks about his comedy taking on a more political tone in an interview with O Magazine.
It was a conscious decision to move to relevance—to make the show something people care about. I had done a talk show where it was, Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we’re doing three segments instead of two with Maria Conchita Alonso. Because it turns out the guy with the falcons is not going to come tonight. I thought, This can’t be how I live my life. So I decided not to give a crap about what anybody else thought anymore.