The Daily Show in Austin, Day 2: Guns, Gays, and Congressman Joaquin Castro

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The much-anticipated second night of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”‘s weeklong trip to Austin aired on Tuesday, and once again Stewart and his team delivered a Texas-sized satirical punch.

After a segment on midterm elections across the United States, the Texas coverage kicked into high gear with a piece from correspondent Jason Jones about what issues Texans think are most important this year. Only in Texas can you find someone claiming they’re pro-choice…about open carry. Check out the clip, featuring non-Texan Brad Paisley, below:

Just like last night, the big draw was the interview with another high profile Texas Democrat–this time, it was San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro. Castro spoke about why Congress is so unproductive, what it’s like to have a twin brother in the president’s Cabinet, and if they’ve ever switched places for a day:

You can watch the extended interview with Rep. Castro here.

All in all, another successful episode. Tonight’s guest will not be a political figure, but Ellar Coltrane, Austin native and star of the movie “Boyhood.” Let’s hope Stewart and his team fill the void with an even deeper look at the unique brand of politics Texas has to offer.


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