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Nixed: Jon Stewart's Animated HBO Shorts

Project nixed after both parties agree it was more complicated than originally thought

(Newser) - For a year and a half, Jon Stewart has ostensibly been working behind the scenes to bring to life a series of digital animated shorts for HBO. But the New York Times reports the project has now been canceled after both parties agreed it was a lot tougher to pull... More »

Colbert Hosts Epic Daily Show Reunion

Jon Stewart backs Colbert 'potty mouth,' wants Trump held to same standard

(Newser) - Plenty of people want Stephen Colbert fired over a joke he made about President Trump, but Colbert has at least one comedic heavyweight in his corner: Jon Stewart. Stewart appeared on the Late Show Tuesday and defended Colbert's "potty mouth," noting, "I do not understand why... More »

Jon Stewart to Media: 'Stop Your Whining'

Time to get over Trump, he advises on Stephen Colbert show

(Newser) - Jon Stewart made another guest appearance on Stephen Colbert's show Monday night, and while he dished plenty of scorn toward President Trump—"Trump lies more in one press conference than CNN does in a year, and this is coming from a guy, who as you know, hates CNN"... More »

'Dead Animal on Head,' Stewart Returns to Rip Trump

'Every instinct ... calls me to abuse of power'

(Newser) - "We have never faced this before: purposeful, vindictive chaos," Jon Stewart said Tuesday, summing up President Trump's first 10 days in office during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Impersonating Trump with a "dead animal on head" and a tie reaching the floor,... More »

9 People, Things Trump Has Called 'Overrated'

Meryl Streep is the latest in a relatively long line

(Newser) - It was the Golden Globes speech that launched a thousand tweets, most notably from the fingertips of President-elect Donald Trump . On Monday morning, he called Meryl Streep "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood" in his criticism of her Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech , in which she... More »

Next DNC Chair Should Be Jon Stewart

He's got wealth, celebrity of Trump, humor and thoughtfulness of ... himself: Donna Gentile O'Donnell

(Newser) - For the next head of the Democratic National Committee, Dem strategist Donna Gentile O'Donnell definitely doesn't want someone embroiled in daily shows of politics—she wants someone who used to head The Daily Show. Writing in the Philadelphia Inquirer , O'Donnell presents her case for why Jon Stewart... More »

Jon Stewart Sees an 'Ultimate Irony' in Trump Win

It's that Republicans will be rewarded for 'cynical' obstruction strategy

(Newser) - Jon Stewart, voice of reason? In his first public comments since the election, Stewart told Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning , "I don't believe we are a fundamentally different country today than we were two weeks ago. The same country with all its grace and flaws, and volatility,... More »

The Moment the Daily Show Found Its Voice

It came during a Steve Carell interview with John McCain

(Newser) - Jon Stewart took over as host of the Daily Show in January 1999, but when did the program truly start becoming the Daily Show that legions of fans would come to love? Try December of that year, when Steve Carell boarded John McCain's campaign bus "and changed the... More »

Jon Stewart Gets a Chance to Skewer Trump

He performs at a charity show at Madison Square Garden

(Newser) - Jon Stewart doesn't have a national forum anymore, but he got a chance to rip into Donald Trump at a charity event Tuesday night for Stand Up for Heroes, which benefits veterans. Here's a sampling, per Entertainment Weekly , CNN , and USA Today :
  • "I thought when a guy
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Jon Stewart's Strong Words on Larry Wilmore's Last Show

'You took something and got better every [expletive] day'

(Newser) - Comedy Central may have been disappointed with how Larry Wilmore's late-night show performed, but one high-profile person certainly wasn't: Jon Stewart, who showed up to the final Nightly Show on Thursday to bid his former Daily Show correspondent adieu, USA Today reports. Calling Wilmore's show a "... More »

Jon Stewart to Trump Backers: 'This Country Isn't Yours'

He goes after Sean Hannity at Fox, for one

(Newser) - The Donald Trump coronation has brought one well-known critic back into the public spotlight, at least temporarily. Jon Stewart appeared on Stephen Colbert's CBS show Thursday night to provide a Daily Show-style venting, reports Mediaite . (See the video here .) While he referred to Trump as an "angry... More »

Jon Stewart's Rescue Horse Dies in Fall

'She went peacefully ... under her favorite tree'

(Newser) - At least Lily had a great last month. A rescue horse recently adopted by Jon Stewart died on Sunday, according to a Facebook post from the farm sanctuary Stewart runs with his wife, Tracey. "Her bones were very frail. She stumbled and fell hard on her neck causing a... More »

Jon Stewart Adopts Pony Hit With 125 Paintballs

Abused animal was dumped at Pa. stables

(Newser) - An abused pony that was hit with more than 125 paintballs at close range has a new home thanks to Jon Stewart. The former Daily Show host and his wife, animal advocate Tracey MacShane, have agreed to adopt Lily, who was starving and half blind when she was abandoned at... More »

Jon Stewart Mocks 'Man-Baby' Trump

He says he'd sooner vote for Mr. T

(Newser) - Jon Stewart handed over the reins to the Daily Show just as the wildest election season in decades kicked into gear—but he hasn't lost his edge. In a taping of David Axelrod's Axe Files podcast, Stewart wondered if thin-skinned "man-baby" Donald Trump was even eligible to... More »

7 Celebs Who Say They'll Move Away if Trump Wins

Hasta la vista, Whoopi Goldberg

(Newser) - Fox & Friends rounded up all the celebrities who've said they plan to move out of the US if Donald Trump becomes president, Fox News Insider reports:
  1. Whoopi Goldberg: "I don't think that's America. I don't want it to be America. Maybe it's time
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Daily Show Sans Stewart Just Isn't Cutting It

Slate critique: Trevor Noah is a little too 'milquetoast'

(Newser) - The Daily Show and new host Trevor Noah are the subject of an in-depth critique at Slate , one that Noah surely won't be happy about. After four months in the job, he's not bad, he's just nowhere near the insightful host Stewart was, writes Willa Paskin. As... More »

Jon Stewart Is Coming Back to TV (Kind Of)

He'll be creating digital content for HBO

(Newser) - Jon Stewart will be joining his former Daily Show understudy John Oliver at HBO, according to a press release from the premium cable network. “Jon Stewart led a revolution that changed the face of TV comedy on The Daily Show,” HBO executive Michael Lombardo says. “He graced... More »

WWE Stunner: Jon Stewart Rams John Cena With Chair

Because of course he did—it's SummerSlam, people

(Newser) - Since the Daily Show finale earlier this month, Jon Stewart has been keeping busy. Last night the comedian hosted a different kind of show to help WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins defend his title against the face everyone loves to hate: John Cena, SBNation.com reports. The match at... More »

130K People Want Jon Stewart to Moderate a 2016 Debate

Even POTUS candidate Martin O'Malley has signed the petition

(Newser) - Jon Stewart is hosting World Wrestling Entertainment's SummerSlam this weekend, which could be valuable experience for another job people want him to do: presidential debate moderator. A Change.org petition urging the Commission on Presidential Debates to have the former Daily Show host moderate one of the three major... More »

Finale Shows Stewart Was More Than an Entertainer

His show had purpose that set it apart: Neil Genzlinger

(Newser) - Jon Stewart is just the latest funny man to bid farewell to a show this year. Finales featuring David Letterman and Stephen Colbert "each had an unexpected flourish that was much talked about afterward," writes Neil Genzlinger at the New York Times . "Stewart's final night seemed... More »

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