Jon Stewart is not someone who comes to mind when I think about chess, but a recent episode of The Daily Show poked fun at the game and the international chess community. Much has been said recently about Wesley So and his decision to switch to the United States Chess Federation along with some unconfirmed reports that the United States might also be pursuing Fabiano Caruana. The video hits all the right spots to show how chess has always operated in the shadow of international politics, but has had monumental influence. Check it out:

“What’s the only thing Russians love more than filming their own car accidents? Chess.” — Trevor Noah