In 2011 Wyatt Cenac, the Daily Show‘s only black writer (what, you didn’t think Stewart comes up with all his material himself? He’s not Rush Limbaugh, you know) told Stewart that he was uncomfortable with his Herman Cain impression.
“[Stewart] got incredibly defensive. I remember he was like, What are you trying to say? There’s a tone in your voice. I was like, ‘There’s no tone. It bothered me. It sounded like Kingfish.’ And then he got upset. And he stood up and he was just like, ‘Fuck off. I’m done with you.’ And he just started screaming that to me. And he screamed it a few times. ‘Fuck off! I’m done with you.’ And he stormed out. And I didn’t know if I had been fired.”
Incidentally I am shocked, shocked to learn that Stewart is a jackass who screams obscenities at subordinates. Speaking of racially insensitive puppets: