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Jon Stewart

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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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Born:
Nov 28, 1962 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
48
First Appeared:
In the series Oscar (The Academy Awards) 1929-05-16
Latest Project:
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2015 2015-08-23
Known For
Poster of The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
Poster of Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
Poster of Smoochy
Poster of Jon Stewart: Unleavened
Filmography
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2015 Himself / Host 2015-08-23
Movie Jon Stewart Has Left the Building Himself 2015-08-07
Movie A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen 2014-04-25
Movie Don Rickles: One Night Only Himself 2014-05-18
Movie Desigualdad para todos Himself 2013-01-19
Movie David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013-11-18
Movie Downloaded Himself (Archive Footage) 2013-06-20
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself 2012-03-04
Movie The Rumble in the Air: Conditioned Auditorium Himself 2012-10-06
Movie Destino oculto Political Consultant 2011-03-03
Series The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear 2010-10-30
Movie The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Himself (Co-Host) 2010-10-30
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 A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! Himself 2008-11-23
Movie Doogal Zeebad 2006-02-24
Movie Wordplay Himself 2006-06-26
Movie The Aristocrats Himself 2005-01-01
Series Padre made in USA Unknown 2005-02-06
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Series Catscratch Unknown 2005-05-09
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 The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Smoochy Marion Frank Stokes 2002-03-28
Movie The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina Godfrey 2002-08-06
Series Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn 2002-12-09
Movie Jay y Bob el Silencioso contraatacan Reg Hartner 2001-08-22
Movie Un papá genial Kevin Gerrity 1999-06-25
Movie Medio Flipado Enhancement Smoker 1998-01-16
Movie Elmopalooza Himself 1998-02-20
Movie Since You've Been Gone Todd Zalinsky 1998-06-06
Movie The Faculty Prof. Edward Furlong 1998-12-25
Movie Jugando con el corazón Trent 1998-12-30
Movie George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy Himself 1997-02-27
Movie Jon Stewart: Unleavened Jon Stewart 1996-01-01
Movie Piensa en mi Henry 1996-12-09
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Host 1996-07-22
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Movie Loca Navidad Rollerblader 1994-12-21
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Larry Sanders Show 1992-08-15
Series Los Simpson Unknown 1989-12-17
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Barrio Sésamo Unknown 1969-11-10
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1929-05-16