Does Jon Stewart really think the coronavirus was hatched in the Wuhan Lab? You might think so after watching his rant on Stephen Colbert last night. At the 4 minute mark, Stewart launches into a tirade that seems pretty convincing. Colbert isn’t sure if it’s tongue in cheek and looks a little surprised at Stewart’s take that bats are everywhere and don’t cause COVID. Stewart didn’t seem facetious, but who knows with these guys?
The ratings for Colbert’s return to a full audience at the Ed Sullivan Theater were so so, just 2.3 million people in the overnight ratings. Jon Batiste performed his new song, “Freedom.” I really like Jon Batiste, but this whole thing is very much like Pharrell Williams’s great song, “Freedom.” Too much freedom can be a bad thing, maybe.