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Jon Stewart    

Talk Show Host, Comedian & Producer

Jon Stewart is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, political commentator, actor, and television host. He hosted "The Daily Show", a satirical news program on Comedy Central, from 1999 to 2015.

Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but branched into television as host of "Short Attention Span Theater" for Comedy Central. He went on to host "The Jon Stewart Show" and then "You Wrote It, You Watch It", both on MTV. Stewart also has appeared in several films, such as Big Daddy and Death to Smoochy, but did few cinematic projects after becoming host of "The Daily Show" in 1999. He also was a writer and co-executive producer of the show. After Stewart joined, "The Daily Show" steadily gained popularity and critical acclaim, and during his tenure, it won 22 Primetime Emmy Awards, and also was nominated for news and journalism awards. Stewart hosted the 78th and 80th Academy Awards. He is the co-author of "America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction", which was one of the best-selling books in the U.S. in 2004, and "Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race".

Since leaving The Daily Show, Stewart has for the most part maintained a low profile, with his sustained advocacy for 9/11 first responders being a notable exception.

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Indecision Forever

An Evening with Jon Stewart

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Jon Stewart Destroys Fox News Over Syria Coverage: 'Who Cares ...

"Who cares how we avoided a war and got a dictator to give up his chemical weapons if we avoided a war and got a dictator to give up his chemical weapons. "

Malala Yousafzai wows 'The Daily Show'

Sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai brought down the house at 'The Daily Show' with Jon Stewart on Tuesday when asked what she would do if attacked again ...

Jon Stewart returns to 'Daily Show' tonight

Jon Stewart returns to Comedy Central's The Daily Show tonight after a summer- long absence. He spent the last few months in Jordan directing Rosewater, ...

Jon Stewart drops by Egyptian satirical TV show - CBS News

"Daily Show" host appears on the show of Bassem Youssef, who has been questioned by prosecutors on accusations of blasphemy and insulting Egypt's ...

Jon Stewart Mocks Cable News 'Wrongnado' On Navy Yard ...

Cable news made some major errors in the initial reporting of the Navy Yard shooting — a disaster that Jon Stewart described as a "wrongnado" on Tuesday ...

Jon Stewart to sign off 'Daily Show' - Feb. 10, 2015

Jon Stewart, whose wit defined "The Daily Show" for more than 15 years, will sign off the iconic Comedy Central program later this year.

Jon Stewart is really, really happy about Donald Trump's presidential campaign

Jon Stewart couldn't be happier about Donald Trump's newly minted presidential campaign.

Jon Stewart And Morrissey To Be Honored At Farm Sanctuary Gala

Farm Sanctuary has announced that Tracey and Jon Stewart and Morrissey will be among the honorees at their Gala, which will take place on October 24 at The Plaza in New York City.

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