NEW YORK >> The story about U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s use of Twitter to send a lewd photo to a woman has been awkward for comic Jon Stewart, a friend of the congressman’s. On Tuesday, it proved painful.
Stewart broke a glass and gashed his wrist while taping a Weiner skit on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” The taping was briefly stopped so a bleeding Stewart could get medical attention, then resumed after he was bandaged up. Network spokesman Steve Albani said the accident was left in Tuesday’s show.
Stewart and Weiner briefly roomed together when they were younger, a point “The Daily Show” host noted over the past week. That hasn’t stopped Stewart from making fun of his friend, who admitted Monday to inappropriate online contact with women he met on social networks.
Tuesday’s skit featured Stewart in a mock news conference designed to resemble Weiner’s from the day earlier. Stewart broke the glass when the script called for him to make a margarita.
The show posted a picture of Stewart’s bandaged wrist and a bloodstained cuff of his shirt.