and Stephen Colbert
returned to the Comedy Central airwaves last night after a two-month, strike-induced absence. Though The Daily Show
and The Colbert Report
hosts seemed reluctant, both handled the awkward situation -- airing new shows without the benefit of their writers and
while being picketed -- with grace. Stewart spent his entire half-hour focusing on the strike and chatting with guest Ron Seeber, a professor of labor relations at Cornell University, while Colbert showed off his empty TelePrompTers and interviewed America Works
author Richard Freeman (though the comedian did also cover the recent Iowa caucuses).
Both episodes (watch the clip) were funny and irreverent, as viewers have come to expect, but what happens next? --Caryn MidlerTell us: Can Jon and Stephen keep you entertained on their own? Or will they suffer without their writers?