The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has produced many disgruntled employees over the years but none as surprising as former correspondent Steve Carell. Carell who worked on the show from 1999 to 2005 before earning his big break as Michael Scott on The Office says he still has a guilty conscious from his years spent misleading his interviewers during segments on the show.
Carell revealed to The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s one thing poking fun at the people who deserve it,but there’s that flip side of shooting fish in a barrel. It’s just cruel.” The segments Carell is referring to is interviews with people who are seemingly unaware of the shows premises and that the audience is ultimately getting laughs at their expense.
Though with the popularity of The Daily Show it’s hard to see how anyone could not know what they are getting themselves into. Successful correspondent John Oliver argued to the Huffington Post, “You’d be amazed that some of the most contentious interviews will ask for 20 copies of the show on DVD to show their family.”
Now that Carell has a clear conscious he can continue his path to movie stardom and continue his reputation as one of Hollywood’s good guys.
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