Jon Stewart is back on the late night scene to raise awareness for the Zadroga act. After crashing an episode of “The Daily Snow” (now hosted by Trevor Noah) earlier in the week, last night he took the stage with Stephen Colbert — his old late night counterpart at Comedy Central — to talk about the bill and poke fun at Donald Trump in the process.
Colbert took the opportunity to have some fun with his fellow political satirist, giving him a wig and reddening his cheeks with Cheetos dust to “Trump him up.” As Colbert repeatedly said, it was the only way to ensure people would listen. Stewart then channeled the Republican candidate in a hilarious Trump caricature, complete with catchphrases like the promise to “build a wall” and to “make America great again.”
Stewart doesn’t have his own show as a platform anymore, but he hasn’t let that stop him from speaking out about what he thinks is right. The recently expired Zadroga Act was created to ensure first responders working at Ground Zero in the weeks and months after the 9/11 attacks were given appropriate compensation and medical care for any illnesses they acquired from the toxins at the site.