Jon Stewart Is Doing Something He Hasn't in 21 Years
HBO announces new stand-up special from former 'Daily Show' host
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 26, 2017 8:02 PM CDT
HBO announced Wednesday that Jon Stewart will return to the network for his first stand-up special since 1996.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Jon Stewart is bringing his comedy to HBO, the AP reports. The network announced Wednesday that Stewart will return to the network for his first stand-up special since 1996. Stewart is also set to host the Night of Too Many Stars tribute in November benefiting Next for Autism, which will feature sketches, short films, and stand-up comedy. HBO president of programming Casey Bloys said Stewart's two upcoming appearances are "part of a larger deal" the network has with the entertainer, but he did not elaborate. The announcement came as part of the Television Critics Association's annual summer meeting.

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