Jon Stewart is returning to The Daily Show on Mondays through the 2024 election, following a yearlong search for Trevor Noah’s replacement. The comedian took to X (formerly Twitter) to drop the news.
Stewart, who hosted the show for an impressive 16 years before stepping down in 2015, is set to reclaim the role as the host of the Comedy Central show on Monday nights. In addition to his on-screen duties, he will also serve as an executive producer. Stewart will reportedly begin his tenure on February 12 and continue to grace our screens until the conclusion of the 2024 election.
The Daily Show will feature correspondents hosting on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights, Variety reports. Additionally, Jen Flanz, the current executive producer, will continue to be a part of the show.
Jon Stewart’s Tenure as Host of ‘The Daily Show’ Was Marked by Unparalleled Success
From 1999 to 2015, Jon Stewart was the host of The Daily Show, succeeding Craig Kilborn. Even after leaving the show, he continued as an executive producer on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Additionally, he helmed a weekly show on Apple TV+ titled The Problem With Jon Stewart, which concluded its two-season run in 2023. Reportedly, Stewart left that show early due to creative differences.
Pulling Jon Stewart back into The Daily Show‘s orbit is a huge cue for Comedy Central. The veteran comedian is considered something of comedy royalty. Stewart received the 2022 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He has earned 56 Emmy Award nominations, winning 24. Stewart has consistently voiced his support for 9/11 first responders and U.S. veterans, going as far as addressing Congress on multiple occasions.
Trevor Noah replaced Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show in 2015. However, in September 2022, Noah announced that he would be stepping down from the program that year. This declaration initiated a search for a new host. In December 2022, Noah bid farewell to the show with his final episode. The year 2023 saw a rotation of guest hosts, including Leslie Jones and Chelsea Handler, taking the helm of the show. However, an official replacement for Noah never came to be.
During Jon Stewart’s tenure, The Daily Show was a breeding ground for future superstars. With his guidance, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Michael Che, Samantha Bee, and Steve Carrell, among others, found their launching pad for success.
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