VIDEO: Watch Jon Stewart Call Chicago Pizza ‘Tomato Soup in a Bread Bowl’

11/14/2013 at 04:08 PM ET

Jon Stewart The Daily Show

Any way you slice it, Jon Stewart is one crusty comedian.

On Wednesday’s The Daily Show, the late-night host dissed Chicago’s world-famous deep-dish pizza, claiming it’s “not only not better than New York pizza—it’s not pizza! It’s a f—–n’ casserole!”

The Comedy Central star railed against everything from the Chicago pie’s uncooked layer of marinara sauce to the fact that the pizza is cooked in an iron skillet rather than an oven, like New York’s.

“This is tomato soup in a bread bowl,” he sneered. “This is an aboveground marinara swimming pool for rats.”

“I don’t know whether to eat it or throw a coin in it and make a wish,” he continued. “And if I made a wish, it would be that I’d wish for some real f—-n’ pizza.” 

This wasn’t the first late-night pizza fight. In October, Jimmy Kimmel got into a saucy skirmish with Jon Hamm after calling St. Louis-style pies “terrible” compared to his homemade creation. He challenged Hamm, who’s from the Midwestern city, to an on-air taste-test.

What’s next—Jimmy Fallon in a pizza bake-off with Domino’s?

—Nancy Mattia

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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mariena on

Well u must not have tried the best Lou malnattis u like what u like but u dont have to say all Chicago pizza sucks cause it dont

Kristine on

I prefer Ginos East, but everyone I know likes Lou Malnattis better. I agree-he must not have had either…although he is probably just say stuff to get a few laughs. He’s pathetic.

Tonic on

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, however-Chicago’s pizzas are famous for a reason so obviously his pallet is way off!!