Jon Stewart

American comedian, writer, producer, activist, and television host

Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962), is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known as the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show and for his political satire. Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but later branched out to television, hosting 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.” Stewart is Jewish.[5]

Jon Stewart
Stewart performing at a 2008 USO show
Birth nameJonathan Stuart Leibowitz
Born (1962-11-28) November 28, 1962 (age 61)
New York City, New York, United States
Mediumstand-up, television, movies, books
Alma materWilliam & Mary
Years active1987–present
GenresSatire/political satire/news satire, observational comedy
Subject(s)The media (esp. news media), American politics, current events, religion, Jewish culture, race relations, human sexuality, self-deprecation
InfluencesGeorge Carlin,[1] Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce,[2] David Letterman,[3] Steve Martin[source?]
InfluencedStephen Colbert,[4] Lewis Black
SpouseTracey McShane, 2 children
Notable works and rolesHost of The Daily Show
America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program

2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 The Daily Show

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 The Daily Show
Grammy Awards
Best Comedy Album
2005 America (The Audiobook): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

In 2014, Stewart directed his first movie, a drama about Iran called “Rosewater.”[6]

Filmography change

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Mixed Nuts Rollerblader
1996 The First Wives Club Elise's lover scenes deleted
1997 Wishful Thinking Henry
1998 Half Baked Enhancement Smoker
Since You've Been Gone Todd Zalinsky TV movie
The Faculty Prof Edward Furlong
Playing by Heart Trent
1999 Big Daddy Kevin Gerrity
2000 The Office Party Pizza Guy short movie
Committed Party Guest uncredited cameo
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Reg Hartner
2002 Death to Smoochy Marion Frank Stokes
The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina Godfrey voice
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Himself scenes deleted
2006 The Magic Roundabout (Doogal in North America) Zeebad voice
Wordplay Himself documentary
2007 Evan Almighty Himself

References change

  1. Stewart, Jon (1997-02-27). George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy (TV). HBO.
  2. Keepnews, Peter (1999-08-08). "There Was Thought in His Rage". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-23.
  3. Stewart, Jon (2005-09-18). The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV). CBS.
  4. Dowd, Maureen (2006-11-16). "America's Anchors". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2006-12-09. Retrieved 2007-10-09.
  5. "Is Jon Stewart the most important Jew in America?". Archived from the original on 2011-07-03. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
  6. Jon Stewart to Direct Serious Film, Will Take Hiatus From ‘Daily Show’ March 5, 2013

Other websites change

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