It’s only been a few weeks since Trevor Noah took over on The Daily Show, but former host Jon Stewart already has some projects in the works. The long-time Comedy Central personality has just inked a 4-year deal with HBO to create new “short-form digital content,” though few other details were announced. In a statement, Stewart said, “Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me. I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again.” The deal also leaves open the possibility of Stewart making new TV and movie projects with the network. Discuss
When Jon Stewart signs off of The Daily Show for the last time after 17 years on Aug. 6, a few of his favorite punchline targets may be there to show him the door. According to Page 6, producers from the Comedy Central show have reached out to several notable conservatives to wish Stewart a not-so-friendly farewell. Though they only confirmed that Donald Trump had received the invite, names like Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Donald Rumsfeld and Jim Cramer—all of whom have been frequent targets of the satirical news show—were also mentioned as possibilities. There’s no word yet on who—if any—of the personalities will appear on the show, but if they do, it should make for some pretty entertaining television. Discuss
Starting today, for the next 42 days, you can head over to Comedy Central’s special “Your Month of Zen” website and tune into a marathon of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. As Stewart’s final day as host of the show approaches (Aug. 6), the site is streaming 16 years worth of episodes around the clock. The last two days will be part of the network’s SiriusXM station’s Jon Voyage special, airing some of the most popular clips from his tenure as host. Tune in now to catch a glimpse of what political satire looked like a decade and a half ago ... Discuss
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 16 years since Jon Stewart took over as host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. In honor of his coming retirement from the late-night show, YouTuber Billy Chasen has created this time-lapse video with a brief clip from every episode from his era as host ... Discuss
During a monologue on The Daily Show last night, host Jon Stewart told his audience he was not going to tell any jokes about the previous night’s shooting in a church in Charleston. Nine people were killed when a 21-year-old man walked into the historic black church and opened fire on a Bible study. Stewart’s monologue (which contains some censored strong language) discusses deeply rooted racism that still permeates many communities in America, and the inaction that is often in response to it.
I honestly have nothing other than just sadness that, once again, we have peered into the abyss of the depraved violence that we have to do to each other, and the nexus of a gaping racial wound that will not heal, yet we pretend doesn't exist ... This is a terrorist attack. This is a violent attack on the Emanuel Church in South Carolina which is a symbol for the black community. I hate to use this pun, but this one is black and white. There is no nuance here.