News: Jon Stewart draws 3,800

Late night comedy icon and media commentator Jon Stewart performed a cheeky and uncensored stand-up routine to a capacity crowd at Patrick Gymnasium Saturday night.Touching on topics from local Burlington culture to the recent announcement of Vermont Governor Jim Douglas’ promise to veto the same-sex marriage bill, Stewart’s performance deviated from the style of television’s “The Daily Show.””So, your governor’s kind of a shithead,” Stewart said, to a response of wild cheering and applause from the audience. “Is he here tonight?”Stewart used his signature comedic logic to further break down the heated same-sex marriage debate that has been raging in Montpelier’s legislature this month.”I can understand being against gay marriage — if they decided to make it mandatory,” Stewart said. “This isn’t a cultural divide: they’re wrong.”Stewart joked about Burlington’s culture and beauty, while poking fun at the town’s liberal reputation.”I saw a guy with a ‘Gay Pacificists for Nadar’ button,” Stewart said. “It’s an unusual place.”Stewart’s routine ended with a standing ovation and lasted a total of 90 minutes.