Jon Stewart sprouts evil goatee, pokes fun at himself

Jon Stewart is never one to do anything without a heaping helping of self-deprecation, so it's no wonder he devoted much of his latest monologue to the suspicious facial hair he'd sprouted since his last taping of "The Daily Show."

Not to be confused with the one of the lush, writers strike beards of 2008, Jon's new goatee is a bit more subtle -- or at least it will be, once he stops mocking it.

So why the new look? He points to a marshmallow Fluff incident, a (sadly not real) sequel to "The Faculty" and a reference to Mario's mustachioed nemesis, Wario.