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Emmys 2012: 'Daily Show' correspondents quip down the red carpet

September 23, 2012|By Lisa Rosen
  • "Daily Show" cast from left to right: Wyatt Cenac, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Al Madrigal, Jon Stewart, Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi and Jessica Williams.
"Daily Show" cast from left to right: Wyatt Cenac, Samantha… (Martin Crook )

"The Daily Show" correspondents obsess over every aspect of the election so viewers don't have to. They keep the country (relatively) sane with their silliness. So how do they stay sane themselves?

On the red carpet for the 2012 Emmys (“The Daily Show” was nominated for four awards this year), Wyatt Cenac noted that he and other correspondents are watching the news every day from morning till night: "So on the weekend I just go home and don't watch any of it.”

Jessica Williams agreed: "When I go home, I don't even talk. I just text all weekend."

Samantha Bee walked the red carpet escorted by Al Madrigal, who said he takes on the dad role at the office, making sure everybody else is doing OK. Bee added enticingly, "He has amazing fingers and he'll work your spine. He's a multi-hyphenate."

Stephen Colbert, former "Daily Show" regular whose own "Colbert Report" is facing off against "Daily Show" in the variety series race, arrived as handlers were hustling celebs down the red carpet, clearing the way for the show to begin.


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