uwman says on 16/May/13
For Spinoza. I don't know the reasoning or logic behind it but I think at least in American society being tall is looked upon as being a positive thing. People seem to like tall men, find them more attractive and maybe just more impressive. I'm only 6'0 and I get a lot of attention for being "tall" even though I don't consider myself to be so. My dad is 6'4 and I have seen him get even more positive attention for his height...I can't explain it, but I do think it's a reality in the same way some of my muscular guy friends get attention for their biceps and stuff lol
TNTinFL says on 25/Mar/13
I think 5'6.5" is actually about right. He was always much shorter than most guests on his show.
Danimal says on 14/Mar/13
Here Jon Stewart claims he's 5'7" in 1996: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-Iu4zZOSCE
Voiceless Dental Fricative says on 20/Jan/13
He said "5'6 - 5'7 range" when Paul Rudd was a guest on his show.
Danimal says on 11/Dec/12
I used to watch Jon Stewart show in the early-mid 1990's and Ive heard him claim both 5'7'' and 5'8'', but never 5'6''.
Johnnyfive says on 11/Dec/12
Stewart looks much taller than 5'6 range in Big Daddy and The Faculty. In Big Daddy he only apoears about an inch or inch an a half shorter than Adam Sandler and in The Faculty he towers over 5'5 Elijah Wood. I could've sworn he was 5'8 minimum!
says on 5/Nov/12
He was taller than Al Roker and only a weak 1.5"-2" inches shorter than Matt Lauer in the Hurricane Sandy benefit. I never knew either were that short:
the pontificator says on 22/Oct/12
below 6 feet is short? maybe in the netherlands. In the US, average male height is 5' 9.6". Jon's a few under average, hence 'short'. A six footer is a few inches above average, hence 'tall' (but barely). I'm 6' 1" and in the world of Tall Men, like playing basketball or volleyball, I'm a runt.
dwerb says on 22/Oct/12
look at it this way most good musicians and actors are not very tall.it means nothing(or maybe it means being shorter and hearing all the stuff growing up makes shorter people better at things because they gain strength inside and more talent).only people who are insecure or ignorant will comment about height in a negative way.have confidence in who you are and don't dwell on something you have no control over(none of us have control over height,race,where we are born or anything else like that so use your head).there will always be disrespectful dumb people out there.believe in yourself and you will have the right tall and short people drawn to you.there are good people every where tall and short.
VSC says on 21/Oct/12
Don't really care about his height, but just saw him on Night of Too Many Stars standing next to Chris Matthews and Bill O'Reilly and they looked tall compared to him.
BG says on 11/Oct/12
Tall people have the advantage, both socially and economically, at least in the USA. Of course this is a generalization, but true... in general.
Spinoza says on 7/Oct/12
I believe it would be useful if each of you who visit this site regularly explain why you care about a person's height ? . In particular why many who have commented believe short stature is a disability or an attribute that should be hidden ?
Etoile says on 21/Aug/12
Per Sam's comment of Dec 19th, Jon just explicitly demonstrated this technique on the Aug 16, 2012 show. He shakes hands while the guest is still on the floor level, then when they step up onto the podium he is already far away behind his desk. He doesn't mention his height but he does confirm this is his "short guy" technique.
Sophia says on 20/Aug/12
Its funny because there was recently an episode where he described the though process behind his introduction of interviewees and how it does make him look taller.