Most people know Jon Stewart as the witty talk show host from "The Daily Show," but his comedic chops weren't always as sharp. During our interview at the Telluride Film Festival, Stewart told us about how he bombed while performing on stage for the first time:
The Bitter End [club], New York City, one o'clock in the morning following three Doors cover bands. I had a good five minutes prepared. About two minutes into it, the audience realized I might suck at this, and — as is their want — were not shy of expressing that. As I walked into the night, I thought to myself, You know, there are a lot of law schools. I could go to them. That'd be okay.
Jon Stewart's feature film directorial debut, "Rosewater," opens November 14.