Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart

  • Born on
    • November 28th, 1962
Jon Stewart  (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian. He is widely known as host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program that airs on Comedy Central. Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but branched into television as host of Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central. He went on to host his own show on MTV, called The Jon Stewart Show, and then hosted another show on MTV called You Wrote It, You Watch It. He has also had several film roles as an actor. Stewart became the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in early 1999. He is also a writer and co-executive-producer of the show. After Stewart joined, The Daily Show steadily gained popularity and critical acclaim, which led to his first Emmy Award in 2001. Stewart has gained acclaim as an acerbic, satirical critic of personality-driven media shows, in particular those of the US media networks such as CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. Critics say Stewart benefits from a double standard: he critiques other news shows from the safe, removed position of his "fake news" desk. Stewart agrees, saying that neither his show nor his channel purports to be anything other than satire and comedy. In spite of its self-professed entertainment mandate, The Daily Show has been nominated for news and journalism awards. Stewart hosted the 78th and 80th Academy Awards. He is the co-author of America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, which was one of the best-selling books in the U.S. in 2004 and Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race released in 2010. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jon Stewart, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


Acting (19 Credits)

2020Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
2016Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Jon Stewart
2011The Adjustment Bureau as Jon Stewart
2011The Beaver as Jon Stewart
2007Evan Almighty as Jon Stewart
2006Doogal as Zeebad (voice)
2002Death to Smoochy as Marion Frank Stokes
2002The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina as Godfrey (voice)
2002Tough Crowd
2001Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as Reg Hartner
2000On the Beach as Crewman Burns
1999Big Daddy as Kevin Gerrity
1998Since You've Been Gone as Todd Zalinsky
1998Playing by Heart as Trent
1998The Faculty as Prof. Edward Furlong
1998Half Baked as Enhancement Smoker
1997Wishful Thinking as Henry
1994Mixed Nuts as Rollerblader
1992The Larry Sanders Show

Director (2 Credits)


Himself (14 Credits)

2021No Responders Left Behind as Self
2018The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling as Himself (archive footage)
2016Tickling Giants as HimselfWatch Free
2016Weiner as Himself (archive footage)
2013Downloaded as Himself (Archive Footage)
2013Inequality for All as Himself
2013David Blaine: Real or Magic as Himself
2011Conan O'Brien Can't Stop as SelfWatch Free
2008A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! as Himself
2008The Great Buck Howard as himselfWatch Free
2006Wordplay as Himself
2005The Aristocrats as Himself
2004Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism as Himself (archive footage)
1997George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy as Himself

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