"Daily Show" correspondent Jason Jones talks movies, election and having an "edge"
"I have three very active things that could very easily become a reality and could also very easily just die a horrible death," the actor-comedian told CBSNews.com.
One job that has already taken off is Jones' stint as a "well-endowed man." And it's not in the way you may be thinking. Jones is helping distribute cash "micro-grants" to men pursuing various goals. It's all part of a new online social media campaign with Edge Shave Gel where men can submit a photo and description of why they could use some extra cash and what they plan to do with it. As "Edge Fund Manager," Jones helps identify "everyman heroes" and give them the tools needed to get "their edge in life."
Helping people get a head start is the reason why Jones signed on as the face of the campaign, which runs through June.
"I've been very fortunate in my life. I have a great job. I am a well-endowed man, I guess you can say -- monetarily. Not the other way at all," he joked.
Jones also recently filmed a part in the upcoming movie, "The Black Marks," hitting theaters in 2013.
"It was great because I got to sit in a car with the great Terence Stamp for about two weeks," Jones said. "We played sort of cop partners in the movie and we were hot on the trail of Kurt Russell and Matt Dillion and Jay Baruchel-- the bad guys. It was awesome hanging out with Terence Stamp for two weeks."
When asked whether he wants to pursue more movie roles, Jones said, "If Hollywood would give me the chance, yes, of course. Who doesn't want to be in the pictures?"
The Canada native wouldn't be the first "Daily Show" correspondent to move on. Steve Carell, Ed Helms, Stephen Colbert and Rob Coddrey all came before him.
Meanwhile, Jones is looking at a busy "Daily Show" season with the upcoming presidential election.
Jones, who joined "The Daily Show" in 2005, says this election is a little quieter compared with 2008's race.
"There was the whole Obama/Hillary -- who's it going to be right until June," he recalled. "And now we're in mid-April and we know who it's going to be. If you like that fun, you have 200 days of it starting now."
But that doesn't mean there's a shortage of sketches and material.
"I think there's always something," he said. "With as much media as there is out there, there's always something that someone says that's stupid that you can make fun of."
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