Jon Stewart’s Napoleonic Complex?

2010 August 16
by Manny

Jon Stewart was in a feud with Joe Scarborough last year and Joe decided to take a shot at Jon Stewart’s height by saying that Jon has a “Napoleonic complex”. Jon struck back with the following segment on his show:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Jon’s Napoleonic Complex
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Does Jon Stewart have a Napoleonic complex? I don’t think so. He is a very funny man and he is certainly not angry about his height. However, he does feel uncomfortable around people who are taller than him. He always shakes hands with his guests while he is standing on a higher level and quickly sits back down in his chair before the guest steps up to Stewart’s level. Whenever, the subject of him being short comes up he deals with it in the best possible way: humor and not anger. Here’s a clip of Stewart joking with Cameron Diaz about how he could have played Tom Cruise’s role in Day and Night as they are both short and about the same height:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Cameron Diaz
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