Jon Stewart

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jon Stewart, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 60

Birthday 1962-11-28

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 WWE SummerSlam 2016 as Himself
2016 Weiner as Himself (archive footage)
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Himself
2015 Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown as Himself (archive footage)
2015 WWE SummerSlam 2015 as Himself / Host
2015 Jon Stewart Has Left the Building as Himself
2014 Don Rickles: One Night Only as Himself
2014 A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
2013 David Blaine: Real or Magic as Himself
2013 Downloaded as Himself (Archive Footage)
2013 Inequality for All as Himself
2012 The Rumble in the Air: Conditioned Auditorium as Himself
2012 Gravity Falls(1 episode) as Judge Kitty Kitty Meow Meow Face-Shwartstein
2012 The Secret Policeman's Ball as Himself
2011 The Adjustment Bureau as Political Consultant
2010 The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear as Himself (Co-Host)
2010 The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear(1 episode)
2008 A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! as Himself
2008 Night of Too Many Stars(7 episodes)
2008 The Great Buck Howard as himself
2008 Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis(1 episode)
2006 Wordplay as Himself
2006 Doogal as Zeebad
2005 Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg(1 episode)
2005 The Colbert Report(9 episodes)
2005 Catscratch(1 episode)
2005 American Dad!(2 episodes)
2005 The Aristocrats as Himself
2004 Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party as Himself
2004 Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism as Himself (archive footage)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(2 episodes)
2003 Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! as Himself
2002 Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn(58 episodes)
2002 The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina as Godfrey
2002 Death to Smoochy as Marion Frank Stokes
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as Reg Hartner
1999 Big Daddy as Kevin Gerrity
1998 Playing by Heart as Trent
1998 The Faculty as Prof. Edward Furlong
1998 Since You've Been Gone as Todd Zalinsky
1998 Elmopalooza as Himself
1998 Half Baked as Enhancement Smoker
1997 George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy as Himself
1996 Wishful Thinking as Henry
1996 Spin City(1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2 episodes)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2,718 episodes) as Host
1996 Jon Stewart: Unleavened as Jon Stewart
1994 Mixed Nuts as Rollerblader
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1992 The Larry Sanders Show(142 episodes)
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1969 Sesame Street(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1900 The Jon Stewart Show(2 episodes)

Production

2014 Rosewater … Producer
2009 Important Things with Demetri Martin(17 episodes) … Producer
2005 The Colbert Report(1,412 episodes) … Executive Producer
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2,576 episodes) … Executive Producer
1900 A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!(0 episodes) … Executive Producer

Creator

2015 The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore … Creator
2005 The Colbert Report … Creator
1900 The Jon Stewart Show … Creator

Writing

2014 Rosewater … Screenplay
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(7 episodes) … Writer

Directing

2014 Rosewater … Director

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