In Good Company is a series where we highlight accomplished “not so tall” men. One of our favorites is Jon Stewart (5’7″).
We think he’s smart, funny and, frankly, one of the most important “not so tall” guys around, irrespective of his political leanings! We are devastated to hear that he is leaving his show after so many years of hilariously skewering political and media types.
He has been criticized for being too partisan but we always found that he had a take-no-prisoners attitude, and as long as you were hypocritical you were fair game no matter what party you were in. Like Jon, we steer clear of phonies.
That he wants to give up such an exalted and lucrative perch to spend more time with his family is a decision we heartily applaud. We look forward to seeing what he does next with all that talent, passion and charm.
One thing we can be certain of is that he’ll be sure to make us “not so tall” guys proud.