Jon Stewart Still Alive, Apparently Aware Donald Trump Is the Republican Nominee

Gabrielle Bluestone · 05/06/16 11:00AM

Jon Stewart isn’t dead but he might as well be—the man hasn’t appeared on television in months, leaving the once-robust television-blog ecosystem shriveled and weak in the hands of that guy who replaced him (if he’s even still on the air.) But rejoice! This week Stewart popped up at the United Service Organization 75th anniversary event at the Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to introduce Joe Biden, and if you can even believe it—he made a joke about Donald Trump.

Bloggers' Jobs Rendered Meaningless: Jon Stewart’s Daily Show Is Over

Jay Hathaway · 08/06/15 10:33PM

After 16 years and 2,581 episodes, Jon Stewart has left the Daily Show, the half-hour that established the template for successful satirical news shows and made Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, and John Oliver into household names. He’ll be missed, and so will the millions of clicks he generates for blogs and news sites every week. What are we—content providers—going to do without you, Jon? We’re so fucked.

The White House Tried Very Hard to Get on Jon Stewart's Good Side

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/28/15 08:15AM

Over the last few years, the White House has taken Jon Stewart very seriously, Politico reports, quietly summoning the comedian to the Oval Office on at least two occasions and routinely backchanneling with Daily Show writers and producers.

Somber Jon Stewart Delivers Scathing Monologue About Charleston Shooting

Taylor Berman · 06/18/15 11:27PM

Jon Stewart’s monologue tonight was an impassioned, frustrated meditation on the Charleston shooting and other recent tragedies. “I didn’t do my job today,” he said. “I’ve got nothing for you in terms of jokes and sounds, because of what happened in South Carolina.”

Jon Stewart on The Daily Show: "I Think of Us as Turd Miners"

Hudson Hongo · 04/18/15 03:30PM

On Saturday, The Guardian published a story titled “Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show,” the result of a two interviews between the retiring host and writer Hadley Freeman. In it, Stewart offers a number of clear (if not particularly surprising) reasons for stepping down, including election cycle fatigue, diminishing personal returns from the show and a desire to spend more time with his family.

Jon Stewart Announces His Presidential Pick for 2016

Jay Hathaway · 01/06/15 10:15AM

The Daily Show is back, providing a palliative balm for the lingering itch where the Colbert Report used to be. But poor Jon Stewart has returned to 2015 only to find the news cycle has already moved on to 2016 (or backward to 1992) with a Clinton vs. Bush race for the White House. Better endorse someone!

Jon Stewart Goes on CNN, Compares CNN to a Murderous Living Doll

Jay Hathaway · 11/17/14 04:25PM

CNN host and frequent Daily Show guest Fareed Zakaria had Jon Stewart on GPS to talk about his new film, Rosewater, but couldn't resist cornering Stewart into admitting he watches CNN. A pyrrhic victory, considering what Stewart had to say about the network.