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Steve Carell Criticizes The Daily Show For Being Too 'Cruel'

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Steve Carell is giving Tom Hanks a run for his reputation as the nicest guy in Hollywood.

You might not know this, but the comedic actor got his start as a correspondent for The Daily Show, so we'd expect him to be nothing but grateful when asked about his experience there.

Turns out, he's not — or he at least has a hard time showing it.

In a recent interview, Carell complained about something that bothered him while working on Jon Stewart's satirical newscast. Although the ridiculous interviews with people of varying degrees of cray cray are the best part of the show, Carell says they could be "just cruel."

The Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World star explained:

“It’s one thing poking fun at people who deserve it, but there was that flip side of shooting fish in a barrel. It’s just cruel."

Cruel or not, he was SO GOOD at "shooting fish in a barrel"!

Still, we're a little shocked to hear the easygoing actor being so blunt about the show that gave him his big break.

Do U think that Steve was being a little ungrateful or just giving an honest retrospective opinion?

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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4 comments to “Steve Carell Criticizes The Daily Show For Being Too 'Cruel'”

  1. Amy says – reply to this


    Boy, leaving The Office looks like its done him good!! He looks fantastic in this pic!! Wow!

  2. 2

    imagine what he thinks of you PumpkinHead

  3. Mireile says – reply to this


    I don't think it was ungrateful, Steve owes his big break to his own talent. If he truly thinks that there was cruelty happening on the show, then maybe him saying something about it will help make a positive change. It's just an opinion, and a sweet one I think.

  4. 4

    What channel is it on? I had to downgrade my Directv so if this is on cable, not sure if I can get it. I have seen Bill Maher and think he is really funny, but his regular show is on too lat