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Jon Stewart is returning to host "The Daily Show" on Mondays

By: Adam Beam 1/24/2024

Jon Stewart introduces Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the USO Metropolitan Washington – Baltimore 37th Annual Awards Dinner, March 26, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)

Jon Stewart, the prolific comedian and political satirist, is returning to the show that made him a household name this February. Stewart is set to host "The Daily Show" every Monday starting Feb. 12.


In addition to hosting duties, Stewart will also serve as an executive producer on the series for the remainder of the 2024 election cycle.


"In our age of staggering hypocrisy and performative politics, Jon is the perfect person to puncture the empty rhetoric and provide much-needed clarity with his brilliant wit,” said Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of MTV Entertainment Studios.


Jon Stewart became the full-time host of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central beginning back in 1999. He remained the host for 16 years before departing the series in 2016 to make way for a new host. The series was then helmed by Trevor Noah from 2016 to 2022.

Jon Stewart gives a speech at the DoD Warrior Games closing ceremony at Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida, June 30, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Picryl.com)

Since Noah's departure, the series has yet to secure a new full-time host and has instead relied on celebrity hosts like Roy Wood Jr. and Leslie Jones.


After leaving "The Daily Show" desk, Stewart retired from the hosting gig and focused his time on advocating for the protection of first responders from the September 11th terrorist attacks. Stewart's monologue following the events of 9/11 is one of the most famous to come from the late-night scene in the wake of tragedy.


In 2021, Stewart returned to the airwaves with an AppleTV+ original series "The Problem with Jon Stewart." The series ran for two seasons before it was canceled due to an alleged dispute between Apple and Stewart over the discussion of topics such as China and artificial intelligence.

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