Jon Stewart is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, political commentator, actor, and television host, helmed The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central, from 1999 to 2015. Additionally, he hosted The Problem with Jon Stewart on Apple TV+.
Age- 61 years
Weight- 77 kg
Born-28 November 1962
Birthplace-New York, New York, United States
Spouse-Tracey McShane (m. 2000)
Siblings-Larry Leibowitz, Dan Leibowitz, Matt Leibowitz
Profession-American comedian and writer
Marian and Donald Leibowitz are the parents of Jon Stewart. His father served as an energy coordinator for the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, while his mother initially worked as a teacher and later pursued a career as an educational consultant.
Jon Stewart and Tracey McShane got married in 2000 after dating for four years. Jon proposed to Tracey in a special way by creating a personalized crossword puzzle with the help of Will Shortz, the crossword editor at The New York Times.
Through the use of in vitro fertilization, the couple has been blessed with two children, named Maggie Rose Stewart and Nathan Thomas Stewart.
Stewart initially embarked on his career as a stand-up comedian but transitioned to television as the host of Short Attention Span Theater on Comedy Central. He furthered his presence on the small screen by hosting You Wrote It, You Watch It (1992–1993) and The Jon Stewart Show (1993–1995), both on MTV. The Jon Stewart Show underwent changes, shifted to syndication after being dropped by MTV. Stewart also ventured into the film industry, with appearances in movies such as Big Daddy (1999) and Death to Smoochy (2002).
In 1999, Stewart took the helm as the host of The Daily Show, where he not only served as the face but also contributed as a writer and co-executive producer. Under his leadership, The Daily Show gained widespread popularity and critical acclaim, earning numerous Emmy Awards and nominations for news and journalism accolades.
Beyond The Daily Show, Stewart hosted the 78th and 80th Academy Awards. He co-authored best-selling satirical books, including America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction in 2004 and Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race in 2010. Additionally, Stewart served as an executive producer for The Colbert Report (2005–2014), The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (2015–2016), and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015–present).
Post his tenure on The Daily Show, Stewart maintained a relatively low profile in the entertainment industry but emerged as a prominent advocate. He dedicated his voice and celebrity status to support 9/11 first responders and advocate for war veterans’ health benefits. In 2019, he was honored with the New York City Bronze Medallion for his unwavering advocacy, leadership, and inspiration, particularly in helping pass the permanent authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. Stewart continued his advocacy by playing a pivotal role in the passage of the Honoring our PACT Act of 2022, which expands healthcare access and funding for veterans exposed to toxic substances during their service, including burn pits.
Jon Stewart has a net worth of $120 million.
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Jon Stewart returning to ‘The Daily Show’
Jon Stewart didn’t create The Daily Show, but he transformed it into a cultural phenomenon during his tenure from 1999. Departing from the previous straightforward parody led by Craig Kilborn, Stewart introduced a drier, rawer, and more politicized approach, criticizing politicians and mocking the absurdity of cable news.
After Trevor Noah’s seven-year run and a series of guest hosts in 2023, Stewart is making a return. Showtime and MTV Entertainment Studios announced that Stewart will host The Daily Show on Mondays starting Feb. 12, also serving as an executive producer. While exciting for fans, his return raises questions about the show’s future and the late-night genre.