On Friday I conducted a phone interview with singer/songwriter John Stewart for an upcoming column. Stewart attended Pomona Catholic High School in the 1950s, joined the Kingston Trio and for the past 40 years has had a moderately successful career as a folk singer.
I’ll share one bit from the interview that may not make it into print. I brought up “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart. John Stewart mock-groused: “I’ve got people coming to shows thinking I’m him. They leave after four songs, disappointed. His real name isn’t even Jon Stewart. I had the name first!” (It’s true, Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz.) Stewart added: “I think he’s hysterical.”
The column may run this week, or possibly the next.