Comedian Jon Stewart has come and gone and there is no doubt that he has left an everlasting impact on the city of Tampa, Florida. From August 28th to August 31st during the Republican National Convention, Stewart had the full attention of the people living in the Tampa Bay area; even though it may not have been in the best light.
Stewart a comedian known for his satire and negativity made sure that Tampa was at the pit of his every last joke. From the humidity to the bugs Stewart was successful in ripping apart every aspect of the city.
With sayings such as, “do you know how hard it is in Tampa to get money that doesn’t have body glitter on it?” and “it is hotter then a gorillas anus in this town.” Stewart was successful in getting under the skin of some Tampa natives.
With a line wrapped around the David A. Straz Jr. Center many individuals did not know what they were in for. One guest in particular was going to have a rude awakening once inside.
Jennifer Krantez a native of Tampa and a student at the University of South Florida was excited and giddy while waiting outside the Daily Show. Unfortunately she seemed to be unaware about Stewart’s constant criticism of the Tampa area.
“I haven’t heard anything thankfully cause I would get offended cause I’m Tampa proud,” Krantez stated.
With a little help from her friend, Krantez did come to realize that this is how Stewart jokes, but you could still sense the nervousness as she defended the bugs and heat you can find “everywhere.”
While some guests such as Krantez were gearing up for Stewart’s jokes, others were turned away from the sold out show.
Bryan Katzman a senior at the University of Tampa did not realize just how popular the show was going to be.
“I saw that Stewart was in Tampa so I figured I would try and buy a ticket.”
When asked how he felt about Stewart’s long list of Tampa jokes, Katzman went on to say that all it does is give Tampa some more time in the limelight.
“Anyone who watches Stewart knows that he makes fun of just about everything, I think its just gives Tampa a bit more public attention,” Katzman said.
Some may take Stewart’s jokes as defensive and insulting, but all you can do is sit back and enjoy “The Road to Jeb Bush 2016,” it will keep Tampa residents connected to their small, hot, bug infested city.