Knowledge Identifier: +Jon_Stewart
Born in 1962.
Countries: United States (72%), United Kingdom (4%), New York (4%)
Linked to: Miramax, College of William and Mary, F. W. Woolworth Company, Gloucester High School
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
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
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
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
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"
In 1995 Stewart signed a three-year deal with Miramax
In 1997, Stewart was tapped as the host and interviewer for George Carlin's 10th HBO special, 40 years of Comedy
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
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
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 2002 Busboy planned to produce a sitcom for NBC starring Stephen Colbert, but the show did not come to fruition
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 2005 "The Daily Show" and Jon Stewart received a Best Comedy Album Grammy Award for the audio book edition of "America "
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
Rob Corddry - On February 9, 2006 Corddry hosted an episode of "The Daily Show" due to the absence of Jon Stewart
In 2007 Stewart made a cameo appearance as himself in "Evan Almighty", which starred former "Daily Show" correspondent Steve Carell
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"
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
Hannity would "return fire" by calling out Stewart for associating himself with Cat Stevens during his Rally in 2010
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
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 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
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
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"
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
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