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Jon Stewart

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Jon Stewart

American political satirist, writer, director, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian add

Category: Politics

Born in 1962.

Countries: United States (72%), United Kingdom (4%), New York (4%)

Main connections: The Daily Show, Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert

Linked to: Miramax, College of William and Mary, F. W. Woolworth Company, Gloucester High School




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Jon Stewart was born in 1962 add something


Patricia Merbreier - Numerous celebrities appeared opposite Merbreier during the course of the show, including Jon Stewart, Elvis_Presley, Jim Henson, Charles Barkley and the Philly Phanatic, who was introduced to the public on the Captain Noah show in April 1978


Stewart graduated in 1984 from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, where he played on the soccer team and initially majored in chemistry before switching to psychology add something


With a reputation for being a funny man in school, Jon Stewart returned to New York City in 1986 to try his hand at the comedy club circuit, but he could not muster the courage to get on stage until the following year add something


Anthony Weiner - Weiner began a longterm friendship with comedian Jon Stewart when the two lived in the same summer house in Dewey Beach, Delaware, in 1987.


Stewart has voted for Republicans in the past, the last time being in the 1988 presidential election when he voted for George H. W. Bush over Michael Dukakis add something


In 1989 Stewart landed his first television job as a writer for "Caroline's Comedy Hour" add something


Gilbert Cates - Cates is credited with re-energizing the Academy Awards shows he produced 14 times between 1990 and 2008, recruiting Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman, Steve Martin, Chris Rock and Jon Stewart as hosts


Stephen Colbert - McGee-Colbert actually met Jon Stewart, later a good friend of Colbert, before she met her husband in 1990


In 1991 he began co-hosting Comedy Central's "Short Attention Span Theater", with Patty Rosborough add something


In 1992 Stewart hosted the short-lived "You Wrote It, You Watch It" on MTV, which invited viewers to send in their stories to be acted out by the comedy troupe, The State add something


Later in 1993, Stewart developed "The Jon Stewart Show", a talk show on & MTV. "The Jon Stewart Show" was the first talk show on that network and was an instant hit, becoming the second-highest rated MTV show behind "Beavis and Butt-head" add something


When David Letterman left NBC in 1993, Stewart was a finalist to replace him, but Conan O'Brien was hired instead add something


In 1994, Paramount cancelled "The Arsenio Hall Show" and, with new corporate sibling MTV , launched an hour-long syndicated late-night version of "The Jon Stewart Show" add something


In 1995 Stewart signed a three-year deal with Miramax add something


Ratings were dismal and the show was canceled in June 1995 add something


In 1997, Stewart was tapped as the host and interviewer for George Carlin's 10th HBO special, 40 years of Comedy add something


Carl Leubsdorf - And it was at the WHCA dinner in April 1997 that Leubsdorf was momentarily roasted, to his delight, by guest speaker Jon Stewart


In 1998 Stewart hosted the television special, "Elmopalooza", celebrating 30 years of "Sesame Street" add something


He has had several film roles as an actor, but has done few cinematic projects since becoming the host of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central in early 1999 add something


In 1999, Stewart began hosting "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central when Craig Kilborn left the show to replace Tom Snyder on "The Late Late Show" add something


Stephen Colbert - When Kilborn left the show prior to the 1999 season, Jon Stewart took over hosting duties, serving as a writer and co-executive producer


The Daily Show - Jon Stewart took over as host in January 1999, making the show more strongly focused on politics and the national media, in contrast with the pop culture focus during Kilborn's tenure


The Daily Show - Comedian Jon Stewart took over as host of the show, which was retitled "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", on January 11, 1999


In 2000, Stewart married Tracey Lyn McShane, his girlfriend of four years add something


In 2000, when he was labeled a Democrat, Stewart generally agreed but described his political affiliation as "more socialist or independent" than Democratic add something


Alec Baldwin - Baldwin appeared in a celebrity edition of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" in November 2000, competing against Jon Stewart, Charlie Sheen, Vivica A. Fox and Norm Macdonald


In the middle of the 2001 broadcast, after laying a number of comedic duds, Stewart did what he encourages most public officials to do: he recognized his lackluster performance, saying, "Ladies and gentlemen, I just want to say I feel your scorn and accept it add something


Stewart has hosted the Grammy awards twice, in 2001 and in 2002 add something


"The Daily Show" received the Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Emmy Award in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2011, and the Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012 add something


On June 19, 2001, Stewart and his wife filed a joint name change application and legally changed both of their surnames to "Stewart add something


The September 20, 2001 show, the first show after the attacks of September 11, 2001, began with no introduction add something


In 2002 Busboy planned to produce a sitcom for NBC starring Stephen Colbert, but the show did not come to fruition add something


In late 2002, ABC offered Stewart his own talk show to air right before "Nightline add something


Nate Corddry - Corddry's older brother, Rob Corddry had worked as a well-known correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" since 2002


Stephen Colbert - In several episodes of "The Daily Show", Colbert filled in as anchor in the absence of Jon Stewart, including the full week of March 3, 2002, when Stewart was scheduled to host "Saturday Night Live"


In the December 2003 New Year's edition of "Newsweek", Stewart was named the "Who's Next-" person for 2004, with the magazine predicting that he would emerge as an absolute sensation in that year add something


The Colbert Report - "The Colbert Report" winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series broke the longest winning streak in Emmy history, beating "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart", which dominated the Best Variety Series competition from 2003 to 2012


In 2004 Stewart spoke at the commencement ceremonies at his alma mater, William and Mary, and received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree add something


Stewart was the Class Day keynote speaker at Princeton University in 2004, and the 2008 Sacerdote Great Names speaker at Hamilton College add something


The book sold millions of copies upon its 2004 release and ended the year as a top fifteen best-seller add something


"Entertainment Weekly" named Stewart as its "Entertainer of the Year" for 2004 add something


The couple had their first child, a son named Nathan Thomas Stewart , in July 2004 add something


In a televised exchange with then-CNN personality Tucker Carlson on "Crossfire" on October 15, 2004, Stewart criticized the state of television journalism and pleaded with the show's hosts to "stop hurting America", and referred to both Carlson and co-host Paul Begala as "partisan hacks" add something


The Office (U.S. TV series) - In January 2004, "Variety" reported that Steve Carell, of the popular Comedy Central program "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", was in talks to play the role


In 2005 "The Daily Show" and Jon Stewart received a Best Comedy Album Grammy Award for the audio book edition of "America " add something


In 2005, Comedy Central reached an agreement with Busboy in which Comedy Central would provide financial backing for the production company add something


In 2005, Stewart provided the voice of President James A. Garfield for the audiobook version of Sarah Vowell's "Assassination Vacation" add something


Stewart and "The Daily Show" received the 2005 National Council of Teachers of English George Orwell award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language add something


In January 2005 CNN announced that it was canceling "Crossfire" add something


Stephen Colbert - In 2005, he left "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" to host a spin-off series, "The Colbert Report"


Jonathan Klein (CNN) - In early 2005 Klein canceled the long-running program "Crossfire" and replaced it with "The Situation Room", saying that he agreed with Jon Stewart's criticism that the talk show was incendiary and detracting from reasoned political discussion


Stewart was presented an Honorary All-America award by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 2006 add something


On January 5, 2006, Stewart was officially announced as the host of the 78th Academy awards, which were held March 5 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood add something


Their second child, a daughter, Maggie Rose Stewart, was born in February 2006 add something


On April 4, 2006, Stewart confronted US Senator John McCain about his decision to appear at Liberty University, an institution founded by Jerry Falwell, whom McCain had previously denounced as one of the "agents of intolerance" add something


Rob Corddry - On February 9, 2006 Corddry hosted an episode of "The Daily Show" due to the absence of Jon Stewart


Efraim Halevy - Halevy was interviewed about his book on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on April 24, 2006, and by guest host Brian Ross on the Charlie Rose Show


John Oliver (entertainer) - John Oliver joined "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" as its Senior British Correspondent in July 2006


In 2007 Stewart made a cameo appearance as himself in "Evan Almighty", which starred former "Daily Show" correspondent Steve Carell add something


In 2007 "The Daily Show" was involved in former correspondent Stephen Colbert's announcement that he would run for president in 2008 add something


Common (entertainer) - Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" questioned Fox News' coverage of the controversy, saying that they "took the time to ignore Common's entire body of work, save for one poem he wrote in 2007 that they appear to misunderstand


Common (rapper) - Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" questioned Fox News' coverage of the controversy, saying that they "took the time to ignore Common's entire body of work, save for one poem he wrote in 2007 that they appear to misunderstand


A 2008 "New York Times" story questioned whether he was, in a phrase originally used to describe longtime network news anchor Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America" add something


Colbert made the claim that because of "the Colbert bump", he was responsible for Mike Huckabee's success in the 2008 presidential race add something


Upon Stewart's return to the show on January 7, 2008, he refused to use the title "The Daily Show", stating that "The Daily Show" was the show made with all of the people responsible for the broadcast, including his writers add something


He gave an impassioned rant to open his show on February 4, 2008, immediately after the Giants had defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl, about the Giants victory, noting his satisfaction in having bragging rights over Patriot and Red Sox sports fans who worked with him and had tormented him for years add something


During the strike, he referred to his show as "'A"' Daily Show with Jon Stewart" until the strike ended on February 13, 2008 add something


Stewart hosted the 80th Academy awards on February 24, 2008 add something


The Colbert Report - It was used in The New York Times crossword puzzle in June 2008, which Colbert himself mentioned during an exchange with Jon Stewart on an episode of "The Daily Show"


In December, Stewart gave a speech at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts honouring Springsteen, one of 2009's Kennedy Center Honors recipients add something


It had 2,3 million total viewers, and the next day, the show's website saw its highest day of traffic in 2009 add something


The episode received much media attention and became the second most-viewed episode of "The Daily Show", trailing only the 2009 Inauguration Day episode add something


In March 2009, Springsteen was a guest on "The Daily Show" and played the title track of his new album, "Working on a Dream" add something


Stewart again became a viral internet phenomenon following a March 4, 2009, "The Daily Show" sequence add something


On March 18, 2009, Carlson wrote a blog entry for "The Daily Beast" criticizing Stewart for his handling of the CNBC controversy add something


On April 21, 2009, President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made Stewart a chief add something


On April 28, 2009, during a discussion on torture with Clifford May, Stewart expressed his opinion that former President Harry S. Truman was a war criminal for his use of the atomic bomb on Japan during World War II add something


On April 30, 2009, Stewart apologized on his program, and stated he did not believe Truman was a war criminal: add something


In November 2009, Stewart called out Fox News for using some footage from a previous Tea Party rally during a report on a more recent rally, making the latter event appear more highly attended than it actually was add something


Ruth Buzzi - Buzzi was a presenter at the 2009 Emmy *awards along with several members of her debut series, "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In", presenting the Emmy trophy to Jon Stewart for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart


Naguib Sawiris - In 2009 Sawiris launched the Arabic-language ONTV television network, which has adopted a politically liberal stance and, in addition to its popular Ramadan serials, hosts two of the most-watched talk shows in Egypt, including "Al Bernameg", a satirical news program hosted by Bassem Youssef, who has been compared to Jon Stewart


Baconnaise - In 2009, Jon Stewart used it in a skit that drew negative attention from "Seattle Post-Intelligencer"s Leslie Kelly


Sandra Day O'Connor - On March 3, 2009, O'Connor appeared on the satirical television program "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart to promote the website


Jim Cramer - On March 12, 2009, Jon Stewart interviewed Cramer on The Daily Show and challenged Cramer's recommendations of Bear Stearns


Jim Cramer - On March 12, 2009, Cramer appeared on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"


Hannity would "return fire" by calling out Stewart for associating himself with Cat Stevens during his Rally in 2010 add something


Stewart stepped up his criticism of Fox News in 2010; as of April 24, "The Daily Show" had 24 segments criticizing Fox News' coverage add something


In March 2010, Stewart announced that he had optioned rights to the story of journalist Maziar Bahari, who was imprisoned in Iran for 118 days add something


In April 2010, Comedy Central renewed Stewart's contract to host "The Daily Show" into 2013 add something


On October 26, 2010, Stewart was named the Most Influential Man of 2010 by add something


In December 2010, Stewart was credited by the White House and other media and political news outlets for bringing awareness of the Republican filibuster on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to the public, leading to the ultimate passing of the bill which provides health benefits to first responders whose health has been adversely affected by their work at Ground Zero add something


Baconnaise - In 2010, Jon Stewart again lampooned Baconnaise with a fake clip of the billboard in Times Square that drew a response from J&D's Foods


Portnoy's Complaint - In the September 8th 2010 edition of the Daily Show, as part of an extended segment on the amount of violence in major religious texts, Jon Stewart and John Oliver have a debate wherein Stewart claims the book as the main text of Judaism, in response to Oliver's demand of disavowal regarding the violence depicted in portions of Hebrew sacred texts


George Alan Rekers - On the May 6, 2010 episode of "The Daily Show", Jon Stewart pointed out that Roman is looking on in the photograph, while Rekers is seen handling his own luggage


Cenk Uygur - Jon Stewart showed clips of Uygur on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" in August and September 2010; in one instance Uygur spoke on internet neutrality, and in the other, he commented on pastor Terry Jones and his Koran burning controversy


Portnoy's Complaint - On the September 8, 2010, episode of "The Daily Show", as part of an extended segment on the amount of violence in major religious texts, Jon Stewart and John Oliver have a debate wherein Stewart claims the book as the main text of Judaism, in response to Oliver's demand of disavowal regarding the violence depicted in portions of Hebrew sacred texts


Greg Giraldo - On September 29, 2010 on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", Jon Stewart honored Giraldo by playing a clip of his stand-up, in a one-time segment deemed "Moment of Greg"


CNN - On October 1, 2010, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez was fired after remarks he made during an interview with comedian Pete Dominick at a radio show the previous day about prejudices he faced during his television career, at CNN and jokes about him by comedian Jon Stewart


Rick Sanchez - On October 20, 2010, Jon Stewart told Larry King that Sanchez should have never been fired, calling the firing "absolute insanity," and that he was not "personally hurt


On the January 10, 2011 show, Stewart began with a monologue about the shootings in Tucson, AZ add something


On the June 6, 2011 episode of "The Daily Show", Stewart again hosted Bahari, and in March 2013, he announced that he was leaving the show for 12 weeks to direct the film version of Bahari's story, based on Stewart's screenplay adaptation, which is titled "Rosewater" add something


During an interview with Chris Wallace on June 19, 2011, Stewart called Wallace "insane" after Wallace said that Stewart's earlier comparison of a Sarah Palin campaign video and an anti-herpes medicine ad was a political comment add something


Noob Saibot - In 2011, Jon Stewart chose this Fatality as an example of video game violence


Greg Giraldo - On March 18, 2011, Comedy Central aired "Give It Up for Greg Giraldo", a two-hour television special honoring his memory in which multiple comedians, including Jon Stewart, Nick_Swardson, Colin Quinn, Jeffrey Ross, Denis Leary, Sarah Silverman, Dave Attell, Tom Papa, Lewis Black, Bill Burr, Daniel Tosh, Chelsea Peretti, Conan O'Brien, and Whitney Cummings, talked about his life and career


Jerry Seinfeld - In July 2011, he was a surprise guest on "The Daily Show", helping Jon Stewart to suppress his urge to tell "cheap" "Michele Bachmann's husband acts gay" jokes


In March 2012, he interviewed him for "Rolling Stone" add something


Clinton Foundation - In 2012, at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Panelists included Jon Stewart, Madeleine_Albright, and Vandana Shiva


Monticello, Illinois - In a 2012 episode of the Comedy Central program The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart used the town in a joke segment, referring to it as Dogshit Bluffs


Michael Bloomberg - During an appearance on "The Daily Show" in June 2012, London Mayor Boris Johnson told host Jon Stewart that he didn't know why Bloomberg had ruled out a bid for the presidency in the upcoming election, declaring that he'd be "a great candidate"


In 2013, the award for both categories instead went to "The Daily Show" spin-off "The Colbert Report" add something


Stewart has since hosted almost all airings of the program, except for a few occasions when correspondents such as Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Steve Carell, subbed for him, and during John Oliver's stint as host during the summer of 2013 add something


In February 2013, Stewart gave another speech paying tribute to Springsteen as part of the singer's MusiCares Person of the Year award ceremony add something


In March 2013, it was announced that Stewart would be taking a 12-week hiatus from "The Daily Show" to direct the film "Rosewater", based on the book "Then They Came for Me" by Maziar Bahari add something


Beginning on June 10, 2013, "The Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver assumed primary hosting duties during Stewart's break add something


John Oliver (entertainer) - In 2013, it was announced that "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart would be taking a three month leave from the show to direct his first film titled "Rosewater" and that Oliver would be replacing him as host for the summer months


The Daily Show - Starting in June, 2013 Jon Stewart took a twelve-week break to direct "Rosewater", a drama about a journalist jailed by Iran for four months


Donald Trump - On April 24, 2013, Trump wrote a tweet about Jon Stewart of The Daily Show, with many believing it had anti-Semitic undertones


John Oliver (entertainer) - Oliver began guest-hosting the show on 10 June 2013 while host Jon Stewart is taking an extended hiatus to film the movie "Rosewater"


In 2014, Stewart engaged in an extended "call-out" of Fox News based on their, perceived, hypocritical coverage of food stamps and US Government assistance add something


It premiered at the September 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, receiving "moderate" reviews add something


On November 18, 2014, Stewart set his sights on Obamacare "architect" MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber and asked Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, who denied knowing Gruber, "can you never not not disappoint us-" Stewart characterizes the deception on the part of Democrats as pretty slimy add something


Maziar Bahari - His memoir is the basis for Jon Stewart's 2014 film "Rosewater"


Jason Jones (actor) - On October 7, 2014, Jones filled in for Jon Stewart who was sick that night


During a taping of the show on February 10, 2015, Stewart announced that he was leaving "The Daily Show" add something


Stewart announced on February 10, 2015, during a taping of "The Daily Show" that he will leave the show before the end of 2015 add something


In his first interview post announcement on the Employee of the Month Show with Catie Lazarus on February 19, 2015, he discussed some of his reasons for leaving, assuring fans that he was not retiring add something


On April 20, 2015, Stewart indicated that his final show would be on August 6, 2015 add something


Wyatt Cenac said in July 2015 that Stewart cursed him out after Cenac acknowledged he was uncomfortable about a June 2011 "Daily Show" bit about Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain add something


On July 28, 2015, Darren Samuelsohn of "Politico" reported that Jon Stewart had been twice summoned to the White House for previously unreported private meetings with President Barack Obama: once in October 2011 and once in February 2014 add something


On August 23, 2015, Stewart returned to host the WWE's SummerSlam at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York add something


In November 2015, it was announced that Stewart signed a four-year deal with & HBO that will include exclusive digital content for HBO NOW, HBO Go and other platforms add something


Comedy Central - The Daily Show - On February 10, 2015 Jon Stewart announced that he would retire from hosting "The Daily Show", after 16 years of hosting


John Hodgman - After the news of Jon Stewart's departure from The Daily Show, Hodgman announced his departure while in character as "The Deranged Billionare" in April 2015


The Daily Show - Wyatt Cenac had a tumultuous tenure on the show, revealing in a July 2015 interview on WTF with Marc Maron, that his departure from "The Daily Show" stemmed in part from a heated argument he had with Jon Stewart over a June 2011 "Daily Show" bit about Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain


Bruce Springsteen - On August 6, 2015, Springsteen performed "Land of Hope and Dreams" and "Born to Run" on the final episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as Stewart's final 'Moment of Zen'


Olivia Munn - She returned for a brief segment in host Jon Stewart's final show on August 6, 2015


The Daily Show - On December 8, 2015, former host Jon Stewart returned to the Daily Show for the first time in an extended length show to return attention to extending the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, otherwise referred to as 9/11 First Responders Bill which Stewart enumerated had been blocked by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell for political reasons


Stewart is scheduled to return at SummerSlam on August 21, 2016 as a special guest add something


In 2017, Jon and Tracy received approval to open a 45 acre animal santuary in Colts Neck that will be home to animals saved from slaughterhouses and live markets add something


In July 2017, HBO announced Stewart would produce a stand-up comedy special for the network, his first stand-up special since 1996 add something


In February 2019 he again went to Congress to oppose a planned cut in pay-outs to 9/11 responders and to lobby for permanent funding for the Victims Compensation Fund, set to expire in 2020 add something


Steve Carell - He will be in the upcoming film "Irresistible", to be directed by Jon Stewart, in April 2019