Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart

  • Birthday: 1962-11-28
  • Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA
  • Also know as: Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz

Biography

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.

Filmography

Jon Stewart: Unleavened

1996

As Jon Stewart

Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown

2015

As Self (archive footage)

Tickling Giants

2017

As Himself

Doogal

2006

As Zeebad (voice)

Big Daddy

1999

As Kevin Gerrity

The Hitch

2014

As Self (archive footage)

Doc & Darryl

2016

As Self

Wordplay

2006

As Self

Downloaded

2013

As Himself (Archive Footage)

Death to Smoochy

2002

As Marion Frank Stokes

2002://complicated

2023

As Self

Inequality for All

2013

As Self (archive footage)

Since You've Been Gone

1998

As Todd Zalinsky

Mixed Nuts

1994

As Rollerblader

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

2004

As Self (archive footage)

The Soul of America

2020

As Self (archive footage)

Playing by Heart

1998

As Trent

Wishful Thinking

1999

As Henry

Trump @War

2018

As Self (archive footage)

The Great Buck Howard

2008

As himself

The Adjustment Bureau

2011

As Jon Stewart

The Faculty

1998

As Prof. Edward Furlong

Last Laugh '05

2005

As Self

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

2001

As Reg Hartner

Weiner

2016

As Self (archive footage)

The Beaver

2011

As Jon Stewart

On the Beach

2000

As Crewman Burns

IF

2024

As Robot (voice)

WWE SummerSlam 2016

2016

As Himself

Skum Rocks!

2013

As Self

JFK to 9/11: Everything is a Rich Man's Trick

2014

As Self (archive footage)

Committed

2000

As Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)

The Occupation of the American Mind

2016

As Self (archive footage)

Half Baked

1998

As Enhancement Smoker

WWE SummerSlam 2015

2015

As Jon Stewart (Appearance)

The Last Laugh

2016

As Self

The Aristocrats

2005

As Self

Evan Almighty

2007

As Jon Stewart

Production

Rosewater

2014

As Director

Irresistible

2020

As Director

Rosewater

2014

As Producer

Irresistible

2020

As Producer

Rosewater

2014

As Screenplay

Irresistible

2020

As Screenplay

Real Mature

1991

As Writer

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