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Jon Stewart Returns as Host of The Daily Show Every Monday Starting February 12th 

through the 2024 Election Cycle; Premiering the Next Day on Paramount+ in Canada


Stewart Will Also Executive Produce to Shape Next Chapter of the Franchise - Under Jon’s Leadership, TDS Won 24 Emmys® and three Peabodys® and was the Launch Pad for Some of Late-Night’s Biggest Talent Including Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Michael Che and Samantha Bee


The Daily Show News Team Of All-Star Correspondents Will Share Hosting Duties for Remainder of the Week


January 24, 2024 – Today, SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios CEO and President Chris McCarthy announced that Jon Stewart will return to executive produce The Daily Show and host every Monday night starting February 12th – the day after the Super Bowl on CBS – through the 2024 Election Cycle.  The Daily Show airs the next day on Paramount+ in Canada.


During his 16-year tenure as host, Stewart turned The Daily Show into a cultural juggernaut.  He demonstrated an unparalleled ability to connect with audiences from many walks of life through his acerbic wit, self-deprecating humor and passion for doing what’s right.  He championed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 to support 9/11 first responders, among other causes, always offering a sympathetic ear, calling out political hypocrisy and providing a refreshingly humorous and honest take.  TDS with Jon Stewart was the go-to place where politicians would make their case and viewers would turn – not only to get their late-night laughs, but also to get their news and help them make sense of the world.


As a writer and EP, Stewart drove the show creatively. He launched the careers of some of late night’s biggest names, including Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Michael Che, and Samantha Bee, as well as other marquee talent such as Steve Carrell, Jessica Williams, Olivia Munn, and Josh Gad, to name just a few.


“Jon Stewart is the voice of our generation, and we are honored to have him return to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show to help us all make sense of the insanity and division roiling the country as we enter the election season," said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios.  “In our age of staggering hypocrisy and performative politics, Jon is the perfect person to puncture the empty rhetoric and provide much-needed clarity with his brilliant wit."


Stewart is set to host The Daily Show every Monday through the 2024 Election Cycle, with a rotating line-up of The Daily Show News Team on tap for the rest of the week.


He will also executive produce (Monday-Thursday) and be reunited with showrunner and executive producer Jen Flanz, helping to shape this next chapter.  Stewart’s long-time manager, James “Baby Doll” Dixon, will also be brought on the show as an Executive Producer.


Considered one of America’s top social and comedic voices, Stewart is the recipient of the 2022 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and garnered a collective 56 Emmy Award nominations and won 24 times during his tenure as host and EP of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where he redefined political satire in American culture.  Their ten consecutive wins for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series represent the category’s longest streak in Emmy history. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart also received three prestigious Peabody Awards. 

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