Jon Stewart on the Internet

Why is Jon Stewart so much funnier than anything on “real television?” From interview with Jon Stewart and Ben Karlin (The Daily Show’s executive producer):

It’s the idea that the content is no longer valued by where it stands, in what neighborhood it lives. What matters is what you put out there, not its location. I think that’s what people have come to learn from the Internet – it doesn’t matter where it comes from. If it’s good, it’s good.

The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom. That’s all it is. All those media companies say, ‘We’re going to make a killing here.’ You won’t because it’s still only as good as the content.