Jon Stewart will make a comeback on “The Daily Show” for the upcoming season, but only as a one-day-a-week host.
Stewart, who was the host of the program for 16 years before resigning in 2015, will now be the host of the Comedy Central show on Monday evenings. He will also work as an executive producer. According to a press release from the late-night show, Stewart will begin his role on February 12 and continue until the 2024 election.
Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios, stated that Jon Stewart is considered the voice of our generation. They are grateful to have him back on Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ to help us navigate the chaos and division in the country during the upcoming election season. In today’s world of hypocritical actions and political performances, Jon is the ideal person to cut through the insincerity and offer valuable insight with his exceptional humor.
He announced on social media that he plans to transfer to another school for his final year of eligibility.
According to the news release, “The Daily Show” correspondents will be hosting the program on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. It was also mentioned that Jen Flanz, the current executive producer, will continue to work on the show.
Jon Stewart was the host of “The Daily Show” for 16 years, starting in 1999 after Craig Kilborn. Even after leaving, he continued to be an executive producer on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and had his own show on Apple TV+ called “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” which ended in 2023 after two seasons.
Stewart received the 2022 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, recognizing his contributions to comedy. Throughout his career, he has been nominated for 56 Emmy Awards and has won 24.
Stewart has been a vocal supporter of raising awareness for the events of September 11th.and
, including multiple appearances before Congress.
Trevor Noah took over as the host of “The Daily Show” in 2015.
In September of 2022, it was announced that he would be leaving the program by the end of the year, sparking a search for a replacement host. Noah’s
The show was broadcasted in December 2022 and in 2023, it was presented by various guests.
Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler are both comedians.
Paramount Global is the parent company of both Comedy Central and CBS News and Stations.
The reporting was contributed by The Associated Press.