Jon Stewart was in tears on Monday night while mourning his dog.
12.02.2024 - 17:59 / variety.com
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.
Stewart said he needed a platform to speak about the upcoming election, which he no longer had after Apple canceled his talk show last year. “I wanted a place to unload thoughts as we get into this election season,” Stewart said. “I thought I was going to do it over at — they call it Apple TV+.
It’s a television enclave, very small. It’s like living in Malibu. But they decided…they felt that they didn’t want me to say things that might get me in trouble.” Variety has reached out to Apple for comment.
Stewart debuted his Apple series, “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” in 2021 as part of a multi-year first-look deal he signed with the streaming arm of the tech giant. The first season of the show aired episodes every two weeks, while the second season switched to a weekly format. “The Problem” had Stewart exploring a single topic with each episode.
While an individual with knowledge of the situation said at the time that Stewart and Apple’s split was an amicable one, The New York Times reported that the duo had disagreements over topics that were to be covered in the third season, including A.I. and China. Members of the U.S.
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 J.K. Rowling criticized Sky News on X (formerly Twitter) after the British television news channel posted a story about a 26-year-old being jailed for murder and referred to her as a “woman” and not a transgender woman. Scarlet Blake was found guilty last week of murdering a man four months after she live-streamed a video in which she killed a cat.
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’s return to The Daily Show is paying off for Comedy Central.
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.
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.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Roy Wood Jr. said on fellow comedian Mike Birbiglia’s “Working It Out” podcast (via Entertainment Weekly) that he was going to remain on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” as a correspondent for more time when the plan was for Hasan Minhaj to be named the permanent new host.
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.
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Zack Sharf Digital News Director Christopher Nolan appeared on “The Late Show” for a lengthy discussion with Stephen Colbert in which the filmmaker heaped praise on his “Oppenheimer” star Robert Downey Jr., who is widely considered the Oscar frontrunner for best supporting actor. Nolan said he always wanted to work with Downey because of his “generosity” and “charisma.” The director went on to call Downey’s role as Iron Man, which birthed the Marvel Cinematic Universe and carried it for a decade, one of the most important casting decisions ever made. “With anybody you work with, with actors…you’re looking for some kind of connection emotionally, empathetically,” Nolan said about being drawn to Downey.