Is Glenn Beck looking to host his own version of 'The Daily Show'?
Last week, while on his comedy tour, Glenn Beck had a message for America: "I'm going to make sure that Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart don't occupy the space of comedy alone."
Could this mean that Beck, who's leaving Fox News this year, might be looking to bring his own comedy news show to television, a conservative answer to Stewart's "Daily Show"? Or does he just want to keep making political jokes on the stand-up circuit? On a Saturday night tour stop in Albany, N.Y., Beck told the crowd that he's sold his Connecticut mansion and plans to leave New York. "As we build a new media, I'm not building it in New York," he said.
If he's heading for Hollywood, he might consider hiring a team of joke writers. Riffing on the birther movement, he told the audience, "I don't know where [Obama is from]. I don't think he's from where they issue birth certificates — I think he's from Hell." Somewhere, we'll bet Donald Trump was laughing.
— Melissa Maerz
Photo: Glenn Beck. Credit: Chris Keane / Reuters.