Jon Stewart has blasted Hugh Grant as a "big pain in the ass".

In a speech at the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey, the comedian accused the Music and Lyrics actor of being rude to staff ahead of an appearance on The Daily Show .

Stewart said the actor acted so petulant and entitled he will never be invited back on the show.

"He's giving everyone s**t the whole time, and he's a big pain in the ass. And we've had dictators on the show," he said.


Stewart also revealed Grant complained about the clip of his flop movie Did You Hear About The Morgans? which was played on the show.

He asked: "What is that clip? It's a terrible clip".

Stewart replied: "Well, then make a better f***ing movie."

Grant welcomed his first child Tabitha last September after a "fleeting affair" with Chinese actress Tinglan Hong but recently insisted while he likes her "very much", she hasn't changed his life.

He said: "[People] said never let anyone know, but the baby period is not that exciting. But I am excited, actually.

"I thought, well, I'll bluff through - but very little bluffing has been required. I like my daughter very much. Fantastic. Has she changed my life? I'm not sure. Not yet. Not massively, no. But I'm absolutely thrilled to have had her, I really am.

"And I feel a better person. There probably is some truth that one of our main functions on the planet is to reproduce, because it feels like more of an achievement than it should do."

- Bang! Showbiz