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Jon Stewart

Comedian and TV Host Jon Stewart
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Full Name: Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz
Profession: Comedian and TV Host

United States of America

Biography: Stewart was the longtime host of The Daily Show from 1999 to 2016 before he gave up the reigns to Trevor Noah. Under his tenure the satirical news show gained consistent critical acclaim and commercial success as well as numerous Emmy Awards.

Before that he hosted The Jon Stewart Show and You Wrote It, You Watch It. As the host of The Daily Show, Stewart was a frequent critic and satirist of American newsmedia and political culture. He has written two best-selling books and has hosted the Academy Awards twice.

Born: November 28, 1962
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA
Age: 59 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Historical Events

  • 2015-02-10 Comedian Jon Stewart announces he will be leaving "The Daily Show" at the end of the year
  • 2015-08-06 Comedian Jon Stewart hosts "The Daily Show" for the last time
  • 2015-09-28 Trevor Noah succeeds Jon Stewart as host of "The Daily Show"
  • 2019-06-11 Comedian Jon Stewart delivers angry rebuke to Congress for the lack of funds for 9/11 victims
  • 2019-07-23 US Senate passes bill championed by comedian Jon Stewart to ensure 9/11 first responders fund never runs out of money