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Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert battle to be the biggest ‘Star Wars’ fan

Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert battle to be the biggest ‘Star Wars’ fan

Jon Stewart channels his best Obi Wan Kenobi in the hopes of defeating Stephen Colbert. Photo: YouTube

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert jump at the chance to prove they’re the world’s biggest Star Wars fans and win a chance to be in “Episode VII.” They’re also promoting “Star Wars: Force for Change” with an awesome special effects budget.

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