Jon Stewart destroys Sam Brownback over LGBTQ discrimination

He also slams Alabama for bigoted response to same-sex marriage

By Sarah Gray
Published February 12, 2015 2:48PM (EST)
 Jon Stewart  (Comedy Central)
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

On Tuesday night, Jon Stewart announced that sometime in the future he would be leaving "The Daily Show." Naturally, the Internet responded en masse -- some had a lot of feelings, others picked Stewart's replacement, some waxed nostalgic about how much they'd miss him. By Wednesday night's show the response had Stewart wondering "did I die?"

There was of course a show last night, despite Stewart's news and the hectic atmosphere. And the show ripped into two states whose politicians/judges are rolling back progress made with LGBTQ rights: Kansas and Alabama. Watch below:

(And I apologize for the advertisements, currently "The Daily Show's" videos are not working.)


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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