Friday Funny: The Daily Show Makes Infrastructure Funny—Even if it's Still Not Sexy

Call it gallows humor: Jon Stewart and the Daily Show get a few laughs out of the serious subject of infrastructure.
June 5, 2015, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Jon Stewart starts an interview with Rosabeth Moss Kanter, chair and director of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative and author of Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead by acknowledging that infrastructure is not a sexy topic, but as with his late night news humorist colleague John Oliver before him, he still endeavors to get a few laughs out of the sorry state of infrastructure in the United States.

"Japan has trains that will take you right to your house, and sometimes kiss you goodnight and tuck you in," says Stewart in an bit of hyperbole to make the point about other countries advancing far beyond the United States in infrastructure capabilities.

"Not only that, but they do it at 200 miles per hour," adds Moss Kanter.

The rest of the Daily Show interview can be witnessed in the video below.

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Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in The Daily Show
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