Jon Stewart was in tears on Monday night while mourning his dog.
12.02.2024 - 17:04 / variety.com
Brian Steinberg Senior TV Editor Can Mondays do for the TV business what Thursdays and Sundays once did? Some of the medium’s best-known personalities are trying to figure this question out. When Jon Stewart re-emerges Monday night as a one-night-a-week host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” he will join MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Jen Psaki in making bespoke Monday appearances for their network, part of what has become a low-key scheduling experiment that actually has high stakes: In a medium best known for offering viewers the same hosts in the same time slots five nights a week, can TV networks that thrive on news-and-talk programs generate new attention and advertising dollars by doling them out less frequently ? “Monday is really appealing,” says Stephanie Morales, vice president of media intelligence at Magna, the Interpublic Group media-research firm.
It tends to be the second-most-watched day of the week on linear TV, behind Sundays, she says. And viewers of talk and news programs tend to come in with headier expectations, she adds, because they anticipate the host tacking a stack of events that took place over the weekend.
Mondays can be a great place to have a top newsmaker or celebrity guest, says Morales, because of the more intense viewership. MSNBC and Comedy Central declined to make executives available for comment.
Their task is a difficult one. By creating a Monday-only talent slot, both networks have created what are essentially three different programs they must promote, market and book.
Stewart will cede “Daily Show” broadcasts on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to the program’s current group of correspondents. Maddow and Psaki make occasional appearances outside of their programs, typically when a.
Jon Stewart was in tears on Monday night while mourning his dog.
The Daily Show” as he said that his family’s dog Dipper died.The comedian, 61, revealed that the three-legged pup passed away Sunday.“He was ready. He was tired, but I wasn’t,” he said.“And the family, we were all together,” he went on.
Jon Stewart broke down in tears during The Daily Show last night, as he announced that his dog Dipper had died the day before.The host spoke to the camera and the live audience about his beloved brindle pitbull, saying, “In a world of good boys, he was the best”.“I thought I’d get further,” he said as his voice cracked near the beginning of the segment. He recounted the moment that his children went to an animal shelter to raise money and met the one-year-old Dipper, who had lost a leg after a road accident.Stewart went on to say that the dog used to accompany him to tapings of The Daily Show, adding: “We’d come to tape this show, and Dipper would wait for me to be done.
Things got emotional for Jon Stewart three episodes into his return to The Daily Show. The political commentator announced that his dog Dipper had died the night before.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Is television dying? It’s a claim Jon Stewart pushed back on during his return to Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Taking pre-show questions from the audience, Stewart was confronted with one viewer who asked about TV in the age of social media. “What do you think about young people getting all of their information and entertainment from social media?” the audience member asked before outright claiming: “TV is dying!” “Is that true?” Stewart answered back. “You still watch TV but you just watch it on your computer [or phone].You understand that’s still TV? You’re just watching it on a different delivery service.” “It’s like, heroin is heroin whether you snort it or shoot it,” Stewart continued.
Jon Stewart won’t just be slinging jokes on Mondays at “The Daily Show” this spring.The 61-year-old comic, who is currently hosting Comedy Central’s satirical news program once a week, recently announced he’s heading out on an 11-show tour, he’s calling ‘An Evening with Jon Stewart’ from March through May.Along the way, the New York City native and current New Jersey resident will show quite a bit of love to the Northeast.To kick off the run, he’ll perform back-to-back nights at Poughkeepsie, NY’s Bardavon Opera House on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2.Then, on March 29-30, the 2022 Mark Twain Prize Winner for American Humor is slated to headline three shows at Princeton, NJ’s McCarter Theatre Center on March 29-30.Stewart’s brief trek will come to a close close at the sprawling Netflix is a Joke Festival in Los Angeles on Friday, May 3.As of now, tickets are available for all 11 gigs.Prices start at $73 before fees on Vivid Seats at the time of publication.For other shows, seats can be found for anywhere from $77 to $408 before fees.Want to catch the politically astute comedian live this year?We’ve got everything you need to know and more about the ‘An Evening with Jon Stewart Tour’ below.All prices listed above are subject to fluctuation.A complete calendar including all tour dates, venues and links to the cheapest tickets available can be found here:(Note: The New York Post confirmed all above prices at the publication time. All prices are in US dollars, subject to fluctuation and include additional fees at checkout.)Vivid Seats is a verified secondary market ticketing platform, and prices may be higher or lower than face value, depending on demand.
Jon Stewart opened this week’s Monday night Daily Show by calling himself the captain of a dying medium, and now we know why.
Jon Stewart’s return to The Daily Show is paying off for Comedy Central.
Jon Stewart used his second episode back on The Daily Show to rip into Tucker Carlson’s trip to Russia to interview Vladimir Putin.The former Fox News anchor now has a show on his own network as well as X/Twitter, and last week he did a sit-down interview with the Russian president, the first Putin has given to a Western journalist since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.Responding to the interview, Stewart savaged Carlson for failing to challenge some of Putin’s assertions, and for disingenuously arguing that Russian citizens have an advantage over Americans because groceries are cheaper, something that Carlson claimed made him feel “radicalised”.“You’re such a dick,” Stewart retorted.“It will radicalise you, unless you understand basic economics,” he continued. “See, $104 for groceries sounds like a great bargain, unless you realise that Russians earn less than $200 dollars a week.”“But that’s the kind of context that a – what did you call yourself earlier – a journalist would’ve provided.
Jon Stewart knows just how to turn his haters into punchlines. The 61-year-old host of “The Daily Show” made his return to the program last week after nearly a decade away from the desk. On Monday’s show, he reacted to people’s opinions of his revival from X, the platform previously known as Twitter.
Jon Stewart conceded last night that he has some lessons to learn from a Russian-hopping “journalist” like Tucker Carlson. Chastened by Daily Show critics who snarked about the “both-sides-isms” of Stewart’s return to his old late night desk last week, a faux-humbled Stewart set out to learn whatever he could from his newfound mentor-du-jour, the Putin-chatting Tucker Carlson.
The final numbers are in:Jon Stewart’s February 12 return to Comedy Central’sThe Daily Show averaged more than 3 million total viewers across the night in Nielsen’s Live+3 numbers, which include simulcasts and the encore.
Jon Stewart scored big numbers for his return to The Daily Show.
Selome Hailu Jon Stewart‘s return to “The Daily Show” on Monday brought in 1.9 million viewers, marking the show’s biggest audience in more than five years. Of those 1.9 million viewers, 930,000 tuned in via Comedy Central, while the rest were counted across simulcasts on CMT, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land. These figures come from Live + Same Day as reported by Nielsen.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden during his return to The Daily Show last night (February 12).Both the president and former president came in for rough treatment over the 2024 presidential race.Taking aim at Biden over Robert Hur’s recent report which described the US President as an “elderly man with a poor memory” and his subsequent press conference, Stewart said: “So Joe Biden had a big press conference to dispel the notion that he may have lost a step and, politically speaking, may have lost three to four steps…”He also showed clips of Trump and the former president’s family being deposed and similarly not being able to recall some basic facts.Stewart went on to say: “These two candidates, they are both similarly challenged. And it is not crazy to think that the oldest people in the history of the country to ever run for president might have some of these challenges … We’re not suggesting neither man is vibrant, productive or even capable.“But they’re both stretching the limits of being able to handle the toughest job in the world.
Alison Herman TV Critic The parallels were impossible to ignore, so Jon Stewart decided not to ignore them. Both major American political parties have been unable to find new candidates to lead their presidential tickets, leading to a rematch in the 2024 election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And in a much lower-stakes effort to find a leader for a legacy institution, Comedy Central has yet to decide on a new course for “The Daily Show” following the departure of Trevor Noah, despite months of public tryouts from guest hosts including Sarah Silverman, Roy Wood Jr., Desus Nice and more.
“Welcome to The Daily Show, my name is Jon Stewart.”
Jon Stewart is coming clean about the real reason Apple TV+ canned his series, “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” last year — and it has everything to do with his mouth.“I wanted a place to unload thoughts as we get into the election season,” Stewart told “CBS Mornings” Monday while explaining why he’s rejoining “The Daily Show” as a Monday night host through the 2024 election cycle starting Feb. 12.“I thought I was going to do it over at — they call it Apple TV+,” he said about his former network home.
Jon Stewart is revealing why his Apple TV+ canceled his talk show series, The Problem With Jon Stewart, after two seasons.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Ahead of his return as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart stopped by “CBS Mornings” to explain why it was finally time to return to his old job. Stewart hosted the network’s flagship news show from 1999 to 2015. He’ll now be hosting only Monday episodes throughout the 2024 election cycle.