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Jon Stewart

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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Nov 28, 1962 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie No Responders Left Behind
Latest Project:
Movie Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize 2020-01-07
Known For
Poster of Riot on the Dance Floor
Poster of Downloaded
Poster of Night of Too Many Stars
Poster of The Jon Stewart Show
Movie No Responders Left Behind Himself 2021
Movie Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize 2020-01-07
Series The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling Himself (archive footage) 2018-03-26
Series 2 Dope Queens Himself 2018-02-02
Movie Trump @War Himself (Archive Footage) 2018-10-11
Series The Shop: Uninterrupted Himself 2018-08-28
Movie Tickling Giants Himself 2017-03-15
Movie Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs Himself - Host 2017-11-18
Movie Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You 2016-01-21
Movie Gravity Falls: Weirdmageddon Judge Kitty Kitty Meow Meow Face-Shwartstein (voice) 2016-02-15
Movie Weiner Himself (archive footage) 2016-05-20
Movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Jon Stewart 2016-03-23
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2016 Himself 2016-08-21
Movie Jon Stewart Has Left the Building Himself 2015-08-07
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2015 Himself 2015-08-23
Movie Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown Himself (archive footage) 2015-11-01
Movie Riot on the Dance Floor 2014-04-27
Movie A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen 2014-04-25
Movie Don Rickles: One Night Only Himself 2014-05-18
Movie The Hitch Himself (archive footage) 2014-05-10
Movie Inequality for All Himself 2013-01-19
Movie Downloaded Himself (Archive Footage) 2013-06-20
Movie David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013-11-19
Movie Skum Rocks! Himself 2013-09-26
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself 2012-03-04
Series Inside Comedy Himself 2012-01-26
Series Gravity Falls Judge Kitty Kitty Meow Meow Face-Shwartstein 2012-06-15
Movie The Rumble in the Air: Conditioned Auditorium Himself 2012-10-06
Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Himself 2012-07-19
Movie The Beaver Jon Stewart 2011-02-11
Movie Give It Up for Greg Giraldo Himself 2011-03-18
Movie The Adjustment Bureau Jon Stewart 2011-03-03
Movie The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Himself - Co-Host 2010-10-30
Movie A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! Himself 2008-11-23
Series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis Unknown 2008-01-04
Movie The Great Buck Howard himself 2008-01-18
Series Night of Too Many Stars 2008-04-13
Movie Evan Almighty Jon Stewart 2007-06-09
Movie Doogal Zeebad (voice) 2006-02-24
Movie Wordplay Himself 2006-06-26
Movie The Aristocrats Himself 2005-01-01
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Series Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg Unknown 2005-12-14
Series Catscratch Unknown 2005-05-09
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party Himself 2004-11-17
Movie Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Himself (archive footage) 2004-07-14
Movie Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Himself 2003-01-01
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn 2002-12-09
Movie The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina Godfrey (voice) 2002-08-06
Movie Death to Smoochy Marion Frank Stokes 2002-03-28
Movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Reg Hartner 2001-08-22
Movie Big Daddy Kevin Gerrity 1999-06-25
Movie Half Baked Enhancement Smoker 1998-01-16
Movie Elmopalooza Himself 1998-02-20
Movie The Faculty Prof. Edward Furlong 1998-12-25
Movie Playing by Heart Trent 1998-12-30
Movie Since You've Been Gone Todd Zalinsky 1998-06-06
Movie George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy Himself 1997-02-27
Movie Jon Stewart: Unleavened Jon Stewart 1996-01-01
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Movie Wishful Thinking Henry 1996-12-09
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Himself - Host 1996-07-22
Movie Mixed Nuts Rollerblader 1994-12-21
Series The Jon Stewart Show Unknown 1993-10-25
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Larry Sanders Show 1992-08-15
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Sesame Street Unknown 1969-11-10
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18