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Peabody Awards: Morgan Freeman, Jon Stewart, Melissa McCarthy and Riz Ahmed to Present Honors to Winners (Exclusive)

Melissa McCarthy, Morgan Freeman, John Legend, Kevin Bacon, H.E.R., Ethan Hawke, Jon Stewart, Hasan Minhaj, Riz Ahmed, LeVar Burton, Jenny Slate, Malcolm Gladwell and Amanda Seales are among the stars set to present the winners of the 2022 Peabody Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. All 30 winners of the 82nd annual awards will […]

Jon Stewart Warns “Authoritarianism” Is the Greatest Threat to Comedy as He Receives Mark Twain Humor Prize

In a triumphant return to in-person festivities, the 2022 Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was awarded to Jon Stewart on Sunday night, the first recipient of the award in more than two years. Stewart, the 23rd person to receive the prize, one of comedy’s top honors, was able to draw the biggest […]

The Role of His Life: Comedian-Turned-President Volodymyr Zelensky Rises to the Moment

When Volodymyr Zelensky was elected president of Ukraine in 2019, a lot of people thought it was a joke. An actor and comedian with no political experience, Zelensky was seen as a lightweight. He had come to national prominence as the producer and star of hit satirical television series Servant of the People, playing an […]

Jon Stewart’s Apple TV+ Show Goes Weekly for Second Batch of Episodes

The second batch of The Problem With Jon Stewart on Apple TV+ will come at a somewhat faster pace than the first set of episodes. When Stewart’s show returns to the streamer on March 3, it will debut episodes weekly. That’s a change from The Problem’s four-episode run last fall, when it dropped a new […]

Jon Stewart to Receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Comedian, talk show host and political influencer Jon Stewart has been named the 23rd recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, awarded for lifetime achievement in comedy. The 59-year-old Stewart — born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz — rose to prominence as a stand-up comic and host of multiple failed talk shows before […]

Jon Stewart Clarifies His ‘Harry Potter’ Criticism: “I Do Not Think J.K. Rowling Is Anti-Semitic”

Jon Stewart is clarifying his comments criticizing J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter franchise. Previously, the former Daily Show host made headlines by calling out the fantasy franchise’s goblin banker characters as resembling Jewish caricatures and specifically made it sound as though Rowling deliberately based the characters on anti-Semitic tropes. On Wednesday, he took to […]

Jon Stewart Boards ABC’s Live ‘Facts of Life’ Restaging

ABC’s Facts of Life re-creation has added another big name to its cast. Jon Stewart has joined Jennifer Aniston, Gabrielle Union, Kathryn Hahn and Allison Tolman in the cast for the live episode, part of the network’s third Live in Front of a Studio Audience special, set to air Dec. 7. Stewart will be playing […]

Jon Stewart’s New Showrunner on “Intense” Expectations, Diversity and that “Dicks In Space” Video

Brinda Adhikari never had any intention of leaving the world of news. Not until Jon Stewart came calling, that is. Earlier this year, the ABC and CBS News veteran was tapped to run the former Daily Show host’s new current affairs series, The Problem with Jon Stewart, set to premiere Sept. 30 on Apple TV+. […]

Apple TV+’s ‘The Problem With Jon Stewart’: TV Review

In his first regular television gig since 'The Daily Show,' Jon Stewart blends topical comedy and panel discussions.

Jon Stewart Ponders the Best Sandwich, Why Cats Are Scary While Taking the “Colbert Questionert”

On Monday’s episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart participated in the show’s beloved segment “The Colbert Questionert,” where he expounded on the best sandwich, the scariest animal and his favorite action movie, as well as other deeply personal topics. In honor of Stewart’s new Apple TV+ show, The Problem With Jon […]

Jon Stewart Drops First-Look Trailer for New Apple Show

In a matter of weeks, Jon Stewart will be back on your TV. His new entry, The Problem With Jon Stewart, is set to roll out globally on Apple TV+ beginning Sept. 30. The series, a single-topic public affairs show that’s drawing early comparisons to John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, will tackle issues, or “problems,” […]

Jon Stewart Isn’t Laughing

Jon Stewart knows that you’re likely to position his forthcoming Apple TV+ series as his hotly anticipated return to TV. It’s just that he’d rather you didn’t. “It just feels arrogant,” says the longtime host, who’s remained largely out of the public eye since he stepped down from The Daily Show in 2015, emerging only sporadically […]