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'Anxious' Jon Stewart Unloads on The Late Show

With Election Day looming, Stewart has a lot to tell Stephen Colbert

(Newser) - Jon Stewart popped up on The Late Show Friday night and described himself as a little stressed—and then some, the Huffington Post reports. "I'm terrified. I'm anxious, I'm lonely, I'm wishing it was 2010 again," he told host Stephen Colbert. "An election...

Jon Stewart Is Returning to TV

He will host current affairs show on Apple TV+

(Newser) - Jon Stewart is returning to TV, more than five years after bowing out as host of The Daily Show and with a new home at Apple TV+. Stewart will host an hour-long, current affairs series that will explore topics of national interest as well as his advocacy work, the streaming...

Jon Stewart's New Cause: Military Burn Pit Victims

Parallels to 9/11 are 'incredible,' he says

(Newser) - Jon Stewart, long a passionate advocate for compensating 9/11 first responders, was in Washington Tuesday on behalf of a cause that he says has many similarities. Stewart is lobbying Congress for legislation that would assist Iraq and Afghanistan veterans exposed to burn pits, the Hill reports. More than 200,000...

Jon Stewart's New Film Takes a Beating

One reviewer likens it to 'a stale corn chip trampled into Party-convention carpeting'

(Newser) - Steve Carrell plays a Democratic political consultant hoping to recruit a widowed farmer and retired Marine to run for office in rural Wisconsin in the aftermath of the 2016 election in Jon Stewart's new political satire Irresistible . But the second feature from the writer-director isn't nearly as well-received...

Stewart on Police Brutality: We're Looking at It the Wrong Way

Ex-'Daily Show' host talks to 'NYT' about George Floyd protests, policing, and the campaign season

(Newser) - Jon Stewart has been gone from The Daily Show for nearly five years, and other than an occasional guest stint on late-night TV, comedic homage , or appearance before Congress as part of his advocacy for 9/11 first responders, he's largely stayed out of the spotlight. "What has he...

John Krasinski Has Big Surprises for 2020 Grads

Oprah, Malala, Jon Stewart, and Spielberg answer their questions

(Newser) - John Krasinski keeps churning out his popular "Some Good News" videos amid the pandemic, and his latest one has yet another impressive roster of big-name cameos. The new video has a graduation theme for members of the Class of 2020 who are missing out on formal ceremonies, reports Yahoo...

Comics Pay Tribute to Chappelle for Big Honor

He picks up the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle was honored Sunday with the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and a who's who of the comedy and entertainment industry turned out to praise him. "It's the best part of the First Amendment to me that I'm able to express myself this...

For 9/11 Responders, an Unwanted Milestone

FDNY: 200th firefighter has died from a related illness

(Newser) - New York City's fire department says it reached an unwanted milestone this week with the 200th death of a firefighter from an illness linked to 9/11. Retired firefighter Richard Driscoll, 73, died Wednesday, just a day after 58-year-old Kevin Nolan, reports People . Both were 9/11 responders who later fell...

Stewart Slams Rand Paul's 'Virtue Signaling' on 9/11 Bill

He says senator's opposition is 'outrageous'

(Newser) - Jon Stewart accused Sen. Rand Paul of hypocrisy and "fiscal responsibility virtue signaling" after the Republican blocked fast-track approval of a bill funding compensation for 9/11 victims Wednesday. "Rand Paul presented tissue paper avoidance of the $1.5 trillion tax cut that added hundreds of billions of dollars...

Ex-Cop Who Testified With Jon Stewart on 9/11 Fund Dies

Former NYPD detective Luis Alvarez, 53, died of complications of colorectal cancer

(Newser) - When Jon Stewart lambasted lawmakers at a hearing earlier this month, Luis Alvarez was one of the first responders at his side, making his own impassioned plea to the House Judiciary subcommittee to stop dragging its feet on re-funding the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. Now, sad news from Long...

McConnell: Jon Stewart Is 'Bent Out of Shape' on 9/11 Fund

'Many things happen at the last minute,' he says

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell sounded bemused Monday when he addressed Jon Stewart's criticism of his alleged foot-dragging on the 9/11 victims' fund . "We have never failed to address this issue, and we will address it again," McConnell told Fox and Friends, per the Washington Post . "I don’t...

Stewart: Mitch McConnell Is 'White Whale' of 9/11 Funding

'He has always held out until the very last minute'

(Newser) - Jon Stewart kept up the pressure on Congress to pass funding for 9/11 first responders in a Fox News Sunday appearance—and slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the "white whale" of the issue. "I want to make it clear that this has never been dealt with...

At 9/11 Hearing, Jon Stewart Yells at Absent Lawmakers

Comedian was there to push for reauthorization of victims' fund

(Newser) - When Jon Stewart attended Tuesday's congressional hearing on a bill to ensure that the 9/11 victims' compensation fund can pay benefits for the next 70 years, he noticed something: rows of empty chairs where lawmakers should have been sitting. "I can't help but think what an incredible...

Jon Stewart Steps Up to Save NYC Subway Goats

He helped get escaped animals to sanctuary

(Newser) - Jon Stewart came to the rescue Monday when New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority found what it called some "very baaaaad boys" munching grass on a subway track in Brooklyn, the New York Times reports. The MTA tweeted a photo of two goats, which had apparently escaped from...

Trevor Noah on Why Jon Stewart Left: 'Too Angry to Laugh'

'I'm angry all the time. I don't find any of this funny,' 'Daily Show' host says ex-host told him

(Newser) - Jon Stewart has long said he'd tired of the grind on The Daily Show and that his "dissatisfaction" led to his 2015 departure. But in a recent behind-the-scenes chat with Stewart's replacement, Trevor Noah, and other show staffers, Noah reveals Stewart was facing a stronger emotion than...

Jon Stewart Is Doing Something He Hasn't in 21 Years

HBO announces new stand-up special from former 'Daily Show' host

(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...

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...

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...

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"...

'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,...

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