Close Encounters of the Jon Kind
Name: Shelly C.
February 2001; June 7, 2001; November 28, 2001
I have been to TDS three
times, but the first time, last year, Stephen Colbert was hosting because Jon
was at the Grammys. But the two times after that were stellar. One of the audience
members (who was sort of strange and scary, but oddly a VIP) told Jon that he
needed a note for his boss because he had to leave work early. Jon was so cool,
he actually wrote him a note! I turned to my friend and asked why hadn't I thought
of that! When Jon asked what the guy's name was, the guy said, "John, with an
H." Jon just looked at him and said, "Pussy."
I interacted with Jon the
first time via my friend who boldly asked for a Daily Show mug (again, why didn't
I think of that?) and he had this story like, "Wait, we have mugs. Don't we
only have the two?" And someone on the crew said they have a few. Jon corrected
himself and said that they were pretty difficult to come by because he made
them himself and his kiln was broken. I kept trying to chime in while my friend
was trying to get the mug. During one of the commercial breaks one of the stagehands
secretly handed my friend a mug. I hated her for that.
Compiled by Melly.