Jon Stewart

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

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
20182 Dope Queens: New York2018-02-02
2017Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism ProgramsHimself - Host2017-11-18
2017Tickling GiantsHimself2017-03-15
2016WWE SummerSlam 2016Himself2016-08-21
2016WeinerHimself (archive footage)2016-05-20
2016Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeJon Stewart2016-03-25
2016Gravity Falls: WeirdmageddonJudge Kitty Kitty Meow Meow Face-Shwartstein (voice)2016-02-15
2016Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You2016-01-21
2015Traficant: The Congressman of CrimetownHimself (archive footage)2015-11-01
2015WWE SummerSlam 2015Himself / Host2015-08-23
2015Jon Stewart Has Left the BuildingHimself2015-08-07
2014Don Rickles: One Night OnlyHimself2014-05-18
2014Riot on the Dance Floor2014-04-27
2014A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen2014-04-25
2013David Blaine: Real or MagicHimself2013-11-18
2013Skum Rocks!Himself2013-09-26
2013DownloadedHimself (Archive Footage)2013-06-21
2013Inequality for AllHimself2013-01-19
2012The Rumble in the Air: Conditioned AuditoriumHimself2012-10-06
2012The Secret Policeman's BallHimself2012-03-04
2011The Adjustment BureauJon Stewart2011-03-04
2010The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or FearHimself - Co-Host2010-10-30
2008A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!Himself2008-11-23
2008The Great Buck Howardhimself2008-01-18
2006WordplayHimself2006-06-26
2006DoogalZeebad2006-02-24
2005The AristocratsHimself2005-01-01
2004Oh, What a Lovely Tea PartyHimself2004-11-17
2004Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on JournalismHimself (archive footage)2004-07-14
2003Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!Himself2003-01-01
2002The Adventures of Tom Thumb & ThumbelinaGodfrey2002-08-06
2002Death to SmoochyMarion Frank Stokes2002-03-28
2001Jay and Silent Bob Strike BackReg Hartner2001-08-24
1999Wishful ThinkingHenry1999-07-12
1999Big DaddyKevin Gerrity1999-06-25
1998Playing by HeartTrent1998-12-30
1998The FacultyProf. Edward Furlong1998-12-25
1998Since You've Been GoneTodd Zalinsky1998-06-06
1998ElmopaloozaHimself1998-02-20
1998Half BakedEnhancement Smoker1998-01-16
1997George Carlin: 40 Years of ComedyHimself1997-02-27
1996Jon Stewart: UnleavenedJon Stewart1996-01-01
1994Mixed NutsRollerblader1994-12-21