Jon Stewart’s return to The Daily Show is paying off for Comedy Central.
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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.
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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.
Selome Hailu Jon Stewart‘s old desk is happy to have him. On Monday night, 1.3 million viewers tuned into Comedy Central to see Stewart host “The Daily Show” for the second time since the surprise announcement of his return.
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.
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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.
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Kristen Stewart has revealed how Donald Trump’s tweets about her break-up with Robert Pattinson inspired her to come out as gay.In February 2017, Stewart hosted Saturday Night Live and took the opportunity to hit back at the then-President of the United States, who had been highly critical of her on social media.“Donald, if you didn’t like me then, you’re probably really not going to like me now,” she said during her opening monologue. “Because I’m hosting SNL and I’m, like, so gay, dude.”In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Stewart said the decision to come out on national television was a “very shoot-from-the-hip moment”, explaining that it came about after the SNL team suggested using Trump’s comments in her monologue.In Trump’s tweets, the former president accused her of cheating on her ex-boyfriend and Twilight co-star Pattinson, and encouraged him not to get back with her.“He’s mad at me for cheating on my boyfriend?” she said.
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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.
Anna Tingley If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. Following Jon Stewart’s return to “The Daily Show” on Monday night, the beloved comedian and political commentator has announced a limited-run of stand-up shows in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Delaware.
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.”
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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.
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.
Ahead of his return to The Daily Show tonight, Jon Stewart has revealed why he’s getting back behind his old desk.