TV hosts often stop short of naming the guests they dislike the most, but Jon Stewart didn’t pull any punches in a recent interview. Yahoo reports that Stewart named Hugh Grant as his least favorite guest and has banned the British actor from “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
Grant reportedly behaved like a diva during a December 2009 appearance on Stewart’s Comedy Central show. Among the actor’s complaints, he didn’t like the clip that was chosen for his promotion of his movie “Did You Hear About the Morgans?”
In an expletive-laced interview with Stephen Colbert at the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey, Stewart reportedly said of Grant’s appearance: "He’s giving everyone s*** the whole time, and he’s a big pain in the a**.”
The piece adds: “Grant reportedly complained, ‘What is that clip? It’s a terrible clip,’ to which Stewart replied, ‘Well, then make a better f***ing movie.’”
During the on-air interview with Grant, Stewart kept his cool, according to the piece, and the interview came off without any visible signs of tension.
Stewart also reportedly said during the recent interview that he almost quit “The Daily Show” on his first day of work back in 1999.
Said Stewart: "I walk in the door, into a room with the writers and producers, and the first thing they say is, ‘This isn’t some MTV bull****.’ … And then I was told not to change the jokes or improvise. [I told my agent] get me the f*** out of this. These people are insane … I had to be talked down from a moderately high cliff. … What I did not realize is, a lot of the people who worked there were a**holes."