He’s fast becoming a cult figure among the leading lights of global cable comedy. It seems that Comedy Central’s Daily Show and its affiliates can’t get enough of John Howard.

First he was given a simultaneous ”tip of the hat” and ”wag of the finger” by Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report , now the PM’s a bit player — a very funny bit – in a rave from the  Daily Show ‘s Jon Stewart. Stewart seems confused by the apparent similarity between Howard and US Vice President Dick Cheney. ”y’know, usually when they appear together in public, they go shirtless, so you can tell them apart …” We guessed as much — watch it all here.

Peter Fray

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