Jon Stewart in December 2005
|Birth name||Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz|
|Born||November 28, 1962 |
New York City, New York, United States
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1. For the town in Argentina, see 28 de Noviembre. Events Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 70 m)|
|Medium||stand-up, television, film, books|
|Genres||satire/political satire/news satire, observational comedy|
|Subject(s)||The media (esp. Stand-up comedy is a style of comedy where the performer speaks directly to the audience with the absence of the theatrical " Fourth wall " Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic A Book is a set or collection of written printed illustrated or blank sheets made of Paper, Parchment, or other material usually fastened together Nationality is a relationship between a Person and their State of Origin, Culture, association Affiliation and/or Loyalty The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Comedy may be divided into multiple Genres based on the source of humour the method of delivery and the context in which it is delivered Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human Political satire is a significant part of Satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politicsusing political cartoons politicians and public affairs News satire, also called fake news, is a type of Parody presented in a format typical of mainstream Journalism, and called a satire because of its content Observational comedy is a style of Humor based on making remarks about various facets of Everyday life. "Popular press" redirects here note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint "The Popular Press" news media), American politics, current events, religion, Jewish culture, race relations, human sexuality, self-deprecation|
|Influences||George Carlin, Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, Steve Martin, David Letterman|
|Spouse||Tracey McShane (November 2000 - present) 2 children|
|Notable works and roles||Host of The Daily Show|
America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
|Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program|
|Best Comedy Album|
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, satirist, actor, writer, pundit, and producer. The news media refers to the section of the Mass media that focuses on presenting current News to the public Politics of the United States takes place in the framework of a presidential, Federal republic where the President of the United States (the Head of Current events are contemporary happenings of significance The phrase may also refer to the following Current Events, a journal published by Weekly Reader Publishing A religion is a set of Tenets and practices often centered upon specific Supernatural and moral claims about Reality, the Cosmos Secular Jewish culture embraces several related phenomena above all it is the Culture of secular communities of Jewish people but it can also include Race relations is the area of Sociology that studies the Social, Political, and Economic relations between races at all different Generally speaking human sexuality is how people experience and express themselves as sexual beings Self-deprecation is a form of Humor in which people or Comedians make jokes about themselves their shortcomings or their culture usually without George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12 1937 – June 22 2008 was an American stand-up comedian, often considered one of the best of all time Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1 1935 is an American Film director, Writer, Actor, Comedian, and Lenny Bruce (October 13 1925 &ndash August 3 1966 born Leonard Alfred Schneider, was an American Stand-up comedian, Writer, social Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an Emmy Award -winning American Actor, Comedian, Writer, David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American late-night Talk show host and Comedian and the host since 1993 Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show America (The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction is a 2004 non-fiction Bestseller written by Jon Stewart and other writers of The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album was awarded from yearly 1959 to 1993 and then from 2004 to present day America (The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction is a 2004 non-fiction Bestseller written by Jon Stewart and other writers of For the town in Argentina, see 28 de Noviembre. Events Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms The primary role of a television producer is to control all aspects of production ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking He is best known as the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and for his political satire. Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show Political satire is a significant part of Satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politicsusing political cartoons politicians and public affairs Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but later branched out to television, hosting Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central. Stand-up comedy is a style of comedy where the performer speaks directly to the audience with the absence of the theatrical " Fourth wall " Short Attention Span Theater, which ran on Comedy Central from 1989&ndash1994 was basically a pastiche of various comedians and clips from movies airing on HBO and He went on to host his own show on MTV, called The Jon Stewart Show, and then hosted another show on MTV called You Wrote It, You Watch It. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. The Jon Stewart Show was a short-lived Talk show hosted by Comedian Jon Stewart on MTV. You Wrote It You Watch It was an MTV Sketch comedy series starring members of The State comedy troupe--before they were given their own show--and
Stewart became the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in early 1999. He is also a writer and co-producer of the show. After Stewart joined, The Daily Show steadily gained popularity and critical acclaim leading to his first Emmy Award in 2001. Stewart himself has also gained significant notoriety as a vocal, outspoken critic of the Bush administration and of personality-driven media shows, in particular the coverage of the U. The Presidency of George W Bush began on his inauguration on January 20, 2001 as the 43rd and current President of the United States of America S. news media networks CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC. Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner MSNBC is a 24-hour cable television news channel based in the United States and available in Canada.  Critics say Stewart benefits from a double standard: he critiques other news shows from the safe, removed position of his "fake news" desk. News satire, also called fake news, is a type of Parody presented in a format typical of mainstream Journalism, and called a satire because of its content  Despite this and other criticisms, The Daily Show has been nominated for a number of news and journalism awards. This is a list of the awards won by the satirical news program The Daily Show. 
Stewart hosted the 78th Academy Awards and the 80th Academy Awards and is the co-author of America (The Book), which was one of the top best-selling books in the U. The 78th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2005, were held on March 5 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California The 80th Academy Awards ceremony honoring the best in film for 2007, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California on ABC America (The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction is a 2004 non-fiction Bestseller written by Jon Stewart and other writers of S in 2004. 
Jon Stewart was born in New York City to a Jewish family and grew up in Lawrence, New Jersey, where he attended Lawrence High School. The City of New York PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Lawrence Township is a Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. Lawrence High School may refer to In the US: Lawrence High School (Kansas, in Lawrence Kansas Lawrence High School (New Jersey His mother, Marian, is an educational consultant and teacher, and his father, Donald Leibowitz, is a physics professor at The College of New Jersey. Physics (Greek Physis - φύσις in everyday terms is the Science of Matter and its motion. The meaning of the word professor ( Latin: professor, person who professes to be an expert in some art or science teacher of highest rank) varies The College of New Jersey, abbreviated TCNJ, formerly Trenton State College, is a public, Coeducational University. Stewart was a member of the school band as a French horn player. Stewart has said that he was subjected to considerable harassment from some of his classmates as he was the only Jewish student.  He describes himself in high school as "very into Eugene Debs and a bit of a leftist. Eugene Victor Debs (November 5 1855 &ndash October 20 1926 was an American union leader one of the founding members of the International Labor Union and the Industrial " He graduated from Lawrence High School third in his class and was voted "Best Sense of Humor". 
Stewart attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, majoring in psychology and playing on the men’s soccer team. The College of William and Mary (officially The College of William and Mary in Virginia, also known as William & Mary or W&M) is a Public university Williamsburg is a city located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads region in southeastern Virginia Psychology (from Greek grc ψῡχή psȳkhē, "breath life soul" and grc -λογία -logia) is an Academic and Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered  An award titled the "Leibo" is now given out annually in honor of Stewart and is given to the member of the men’s soccer team who experiences the most personal growth and provides the most laughs for his teammates. Stewart was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, but became inactive after six months. History Pi Kappa Alpha is an international brotherhood composed of 210 student chapters 9 colonies and 120 alumni associations 
He admits to having smoked heavy amounts of marijuana in college and claims that he was "miserable" there. Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi / Sanskrit: गांजा gānjā hemp) is a On the September 14, 2006 edition of The Daily Show, he said that he started smoking cigarettes when he was age fifteen (he has since quit). He jokingly said, "If a camel can do it, who am I not to?"
After graduating from William and Mary in 1984, Stewart held numerous jobs, including: contingency planner for the New Jersey Department of Human Services, contract administrator for City University of New York, puppeteer for children with disabilities, construction worker, caterer, busboy, shelf stocker at Woolworth’s, and bartender at a local blue-collar bar, the Franklin Corner Tavern. Joe Camel (officially Old Joe) was the advertising Mascot for Camel cigarettes from late 1987 to July 12, 1997, appearing The City University of New York (CUNY Acronym ˈkjuːni is the public University system of New York City. The F W Woolworth Company (often referred to as Woolworth's) was a retail company that was one of the original American five-and-dime stores During part of this time, Stewart roomed with future congressman Anthony Weiner, who, to date, is the only politician to have received campaign donations from the Daily Show host. Anthony David Weiner ( "weener" born September 4, 1964) is a Democratic Politician from New York. 
Stewart married long-time girlfriend Tracey McShane, a veterinary technician, in July 2000. A veterinary technician, (also called a vet tech, veterinary nurse or vet nurse) is a person trained and licensed to assist Veterinarians On the April 23, 2002 episode of The Daily Show, Stewart stated that he had been married "almost eighteen months". On June 19, 2001, Stewart and his wife filed a joint name change application and legally changed both of their last names to "Stewart". Events 1179 - The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar.  He proposed to her through a personalized crossword puzzle created with the help of Will Shortz, the crossword editor at The New York Times. Will Shortz (born August 26, 1952) is an American puzzle creator and editor The couple had their first child, Nathan Thomas Stewart (named after Stewart's grandfather) on July 3, 2004. Events 324 - Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Their second child, a daughter, Maggie Rose Stewart, was born on February 4, 2006. Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  They also have a cat named Stanley and two bull terriers, Monkey and Shamsky (named after Art Shamsky). The Bull Terrier or English Bull Terrier is a breed of Dog in the Terrier family Arthur Louis Shamsky (born October 14, 1941, in St Louis Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball player
In 2004, Stewart spoke at the commencement ceremonies at his alma mater, William and Mary, and was presented with an honorary Doctor of Arts degree. The College of William and Mary (officially The College of William and Mary in Virginia, also known as William & Mary or W&M) is a Public university The Doctor of Arts (DA or occasionally DArts or ArtD is a discipline -based terminal doctoral degree that was originally conceived and  Stewart was also the Class Day keynote speaker at Princeton University in 2004. Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. In addition to his interest in soccer, Jon Stewart is also an avid baseball fan; his favorite team is the New York Mets. "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis.  He describes his political affiliation as independent. An independent may be variously defined as a Voter who votes for candidates and issues rather than on the basis of a political ideology or Partisanship 
With a reputation for being a funny man even in school, Jon Stewart moved to New York City in 1986 to try his hand at the comedy club circuit, but he could not muster the courage to get on stage until the following year.  He made his stand-up debut at The Bitter End, the same place where his comedic idol, Woody Allen, began. The Bitter End is a nightclub in New York City 's Greenwich Village. Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1 1935 is an American Film director, Writer, Actor, Comedian, and  He began using the stage name "Jon Stewart" by dropping his last name and changing the spelling of his middle name "Stuart" to "Stewart". He often jokes this is because people had difficulty with the pronunciation of Leibowitz or it "sounded too Hollywood", (a reference to Lenny Bruce’s joke on the same theme). Lenny Bruce (October 13 1925 &ndash August 3 1966 born Leonard Alfred Schneider, was an American Stand-up comedian, Writer, social  Stewart became a regular at the Comedy Cellar where he was the last performer every night. The Comedy Cellar is a famous Comedy club in Manhattan, where many top New York comedians perform For two years, he would perform at 2am while developing his comedic style.  In 1989, he landed his first television job as a writer for Caroline’s Comedy Hour. Carolines on Broadway is a venue for stand-up comedy located in Times Square in New York City on Broadway between 49th and 50th Street In 1991, he began hosting Comedy Central’s Short Attention Span Theater. Short Attention Span Theater, which ran on Comedy Central from 1989&ndash1994 was basically a pastiche of various comedians and clips from movies airing on HBO and In 1992, Stewart hosted the short-lived You Wrote It, You Watch It on MTV, which invited viewers to send in their stories to be acted out by the comedy troupe The State. You Wrote It You Watch It was an MTV Sketch comedy series starring members of The State comedy troupe--before they were given their own show--and The State was a half-hour sketch- Comedy Television show originally broadcast on MTV between December 17, 1993 and In 1993, he was a finalist to replace David Letterman who was leaving NBC, but Conan O’Brien was hired instead. David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American late-night Talk show host and Comedian and the host since 1993 The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Conan Christopher O'Brien (born April 18, 1963) is an Emmy Award -winning American Television host and Comedian, best known 
Later that year, Stewart developed his own talk show at MTV. A talk show ( American) or chat show ( Global) is a Television or Radio program where one person or group of people come together to Despite the quick cancellation of his previous MTV show, the network was still eager to work with him. The Jon Stewart Show was the first talk show on that network and was an instant hit, becoming the second highest-rated MTV show behind Beavis and Butt-head. The Jon Stewart Show was a short-lived Talk show hosted by Comedian Jon Stewart on MTV. Beavis and Butt-head is an American Animated television series created by Mike Judge.  In 1994, Paramount pulled the plug on The Arsenio Hall Show and, with new corporate sibling MTV (through MTV parent Viacom’s acquisition of the studio), launched an hour-long syndicated late-night version of The Jon Stewart Show. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. The Arsenio Hall Show was an Emmy Award winning Talk show which aired on late night in syndication from 1989 to 1994 Viacom ( ( short for " Vi deo & A udio Com munications" is an American Media conglomerate with various worldwide interests In Broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast Radio shows and Television shows to multiple individual stations without going through Many local affiliates had moved Hall’s show to 2am during its decline and Stewart’s show inherited such early morning time slots in many cities. Ratings were dismal and the show was canceled in June 1995.
Amongst the fans of the show was David Letterman, who was the final guest of The Jon Stewart Show. Letterman signed Stewart with his production company, Worldwide Pants. Worldwide Pants Incorporated is a Peabody Award -winning American television production and Film production company owned by Comedian  Stewart then became a frequent guest host for Tom Snyder on The Late Late Show, which was produced by Letterman and aired after Late Show on CBS. Tom Snyder ( May 12, 1936 - July 29, 2007) was an American television personality, News anchor and The Late Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show currently hosted by Craig Ferguson on CBS. The Late Show with David Letterman is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. This led to much speculation that Stewart would soon replace Snyder permanently, yet Stewart was instead offered the time slot after Snyder which he turned down. 
In 1999, Stewart began hosting The Daily Show on Comedy Central when Craig Kilborn left the show to replace Tom Snyder on The Late Late Show. Craig Kilborn (born August 24, 1962) is an American Comedian and former Talk show host Tom Snyder ( May 12, 1936 - July 29, 2007) was an American television personality, News anchor and The Late Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show currently hosted by Craig Ferguson on CBS. The show, which has been hugely popular and widely successful in cable television since Stewart became the host, blends humor with the day's top news stories, usually in politics, while simultaneously poking fun at politicians and many newsmakers as well as the news media itself. In an interview on The O'Reilly Factor, Stewart denies the show's having any intentional political agenda, saying the goal was "schnicks and giggles". The O'Reilly Factor is an American Talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill O'Reilly, who discusses "The same weakness that drove me into comedy also informs my show," meaning that he was uncomfortable talking without hearing the audience laugh. 
Jon Stewart has since hosted almost all airings of the program, except for a few occasions when correspondents such as Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry and for a whole week, Steve Carell, have filled in at the anchor desk. Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style Robert William Corddry (born February 4, 1971) is an American Comedian and actor known best for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is a Golden Globe - and Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Stewart has won a total of ten Emmys for The Daily Show as either a writer or producer.  In 2005, The Daily Show and Jon Stewart also received a Best Comedy Album Grammy Award for the audio book edition of America (The Book). The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album was awarded from yearly 1959 to 1993 and then from 2004 to present day The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences America (The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction is a 2004 non-fiction Bestseller written by Jon Stewart and other writers of In 2000 and 2004, the show won two Peabody Awards for its coverage of the presidential elections relevant to those years, called "Indecision 2000" and "Indecision 2004", respectively. The George Foster Peabody Awards, better known as simply the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards for excellence in Radio and Television broadcasting The Daily Show Indecision 2000 was a series of special episodes featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart spoofing the 2000 Presidential Election The Daily Show Indecision 2004 is a DVD boxed set of several episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart relating to the 2004 presidential
One of the show's most enduring and serious moments, one that cemented his role in American culture, remains the September 20, 2001 show—their first show after attacks of September 11, 2001. Events 451 - The Battle of Chalons takes place in North Eastern France. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The show began with no introduction. Prior to this date, The Daily Show introduction included footage of a fly-in towards the World Trade Center and New York City. The World Trade Center in New York City, United States (sometimes informally the WTC or Twin Towers) was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan The first nine minutes of the show included a tearful Stewart discussing his personal view on the event. His remarks ended as follows:
|“||The view. . . from my apartment. . . was the World Trade Center. . . and now it's gone, and they attacked it. This symbol of American ingenuity, and strength, and labor, and imagination and commerce, and it is gone. But you know what the view is now? The Statue of Liberty. Liberty Enlightening the World (La liberté éclairant le monde commonly known as the Statue of Liberty (Statue de la Liberté was presented The view from the South of Manhattan is now the Statue of Liberty. Lower Manhattan (or downtown Manhattan) is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the You can't beat that.||”|
Another notable moment occurred on April 4, 2006, when Stewart confronted his longtime friend, US Senator John McCain, about his decision to appear at Liberty University, an institution founded by Jerry Falwell, a man who McCain had previously denounced as one of the "agents of intolerance". Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Liberty University is a Christian Liberal arts University in Lynchburg Virginia. Jerry Lamon Falwell Sr ( August 11 1933 – May 15, 2007) was an American evangelical Christian Pastor,  In the interchange, Stewart asked McCain "You're not freaking out on us? Are you freaking out on us, because if you're freaking out and you're going into the crazy base [politics] world— are you going into crazy base world?" McCain replied "I'm afraid so. In Politics, the term base refers to a group of Voters who almost always support a single party 's candidates for elected office " The clip was played on CNN and created a surge of articles across the blogosphere. Blogosphere is a collective term encompassing all Blogs and their interconnections 
Most recently The Daily Show was involved in former correspondent Stephen Colbert's announcement that he would run for president in 2008. On October 16 2007, satirist Stephen Colbert (in the guise of his character) officially announced that he would run for
On October 18, 2007, Stewart renewed his contract with Comedy Central and will continue to host The Daily Show through 2010. Events 1009 - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
In the middle of 2002, amid rumors that David Letterman was going to make a switch from CBS to ABC when his contract ran out with the former, Stewart was rumored to be the person who would take over Letterman’s show on CBS.  But ultimately, Letterman renewed his contract with CBS. On the March 9, 2002 episode of Saturday Night Live (hosted by Stewart), a "Weekend Update" sketch poked fun at the situation. Events 590 - Bahram Chobin is crowned as king Barham VI of Persia. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch which comments on and parodies Current events. In the middle of the sketch, host Jimmy Fallon said that he couldn’t continue doing the broadcast and he brought Stewart in to replace him. James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon Jr (born September 19, 1974) is an American Comedian, Actor, and Musician known for his work Stewart glowed with excitement and chattered to himself about this chance to prove himself on network television. His pep talk went on too long, however, and before Stewart could deliver any headlines, Fallon returned and said he would be able to finish out the broadcast himself.
Later that year, ABC offered Stewart his own talk show to air after Nightline. Stewart’s contract with The Daily Show was near expiring and he expressed strong interest. But ABC decided to give another Comedy Central figure, Jimmy Kimmel, the post-Nightline slot. James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American Television host and Comedian. 
In a televised exchange with former CNN personality Tucker Carlson on Crossfire on October 15, 2004. Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American political news correspondent and commentator who formerly co-hosted CNN 's Crossfire was a current events Debate television program that aired from 1982 to 2005 on CNN. Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Stewart criticized the state of television journalism and pleaded with the show’s hosts to "stop hurting America", and referred to both Carlson and co-host Paul Begala as "partisan hacks". Paul Begala (born 12 May 1961) is a political consultant, a Commentator, a prominent In politics a partisan is a committed member of a party In multi-party systems the term is typically understood to describe a person who supports their party's measures without an This exchange became one of the most widely viewed Internet videos to date, and a topic of much media discussion.
Despite being on the program to comment on current events, Stewart immediately shifted the discussion toward the show itself, asserting that Crossfire had failed in its responsibility to inform and educate viewers about politics as a serious topic. Stewart complained that the show engaged in partisan hackery instead of honest debate, and said that the hosts’ assertion that Crossfire is a debate show is like "saying pro wrestling is a show about athletic competition". Professional wrestling, or pro wrestling, is a non-competitive professional Sport, where all matches are scripted by the promotion's booking staff Carlson responded by saying that Stewart criticizes news organizations for not holding public officials accountable, but when he interviewed John Kerry, Stewart asked a series of softball questions. } John Forbes Kerry (born December 11 1943 is an American Politician who is currently serving his fourth term as the junior United States Senator Stewart responded that the media is in dismal shape if "[it is looking] to Comedy Central for [its] cues on integrity". When Carlson continued to press Stewart on the Kerry issue, Stewart said, "You’re on CNN! The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls! What is wrong with you?" When Carlson told Stewart he was not as funny in person as he was on his show, Stewart retorted, "You’re as big a dick on your show as you are on any show. Crank Yankers is a United States TV show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel and Daniel Kellison that features actual " In response to further prods from Carlson to "be funny", Stewart said, "No, I’m not going to be your monkey. "
The day after the incident occurred, on The Daily Show, Stewart said,
|“||We decided to go to this place, Crossfire, which is a nuanced public policy analysis show. . . named after the stray bullets that hit innocent bystanders in a gang fight. crossfire (also known as "interlocking fire" is a military term for the siting of weapons (often automatic weapons such as machine guns so that their arcs of fire overlap So I go to Crossfire and, let's face it, I was dehydrated, it's the Martin Lawrence defense. Dehydration ( hypohydration) is the removal of Water ( hydro in ancient Greek) from an object Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence (born April 16, 1965) is an American Actor, Comedian, director and producer. . . and I had always in the past mentioned to friends and people that I meet on the street that I think that show. . . um. . . blows. So I thought it was only the right thing to do to go say it to them personally on their program, but here's the thing about confronting someone with that on their show: They’re there!. Uncomfortable! And they were very mad, because apparently, when you invite someone on a show called Crossfire and you express an opinion, they don't care for that. . . I told them that I felt their show was hurting America and they came back at me pretty good, they said that I wasn’t being funny. And I said to them, "I know that, but tomorrow I will go back to being funny, and your show will still blow. "||”|
In January 2005, CNN announced that it was canceling Crossfire. When asked about the cancellations, CNN/US' incoming President, Jonathan Klein, said about Stewart’s appearance on the show, "I think he made a good point about the noise level of these types of shows, which does nothing to illuminate the issues of the day. Jonathan Klein (born April 2, 1958) is the President of CNN/US. " Soon after Stewart quipped on The Daily Show that "I fought the law, and the law lost!"
When he was asked about his relationship with Tucker Carlson on CNN’s Larry King Live in February of 2008, Jon Stewart said: “It became this idea that it was personal between the two of us, and it wasn't. " I Fought the Law " is a much- covered song originally recorded by Sonny Curtis and The Crickets (post Buddy Holly in 1959 Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American political news correspondent and commentator who formerly co-hosted CNN 's Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner Larry King Live is an American talk show hosted by Larry King on CNN. […] If there’s one thing I regret about that thing, it was probably the idea that it was personal, that there was something I was saying about Tucker to Tucker, [but actually] it was about the show. ”
In 1998, Stewart released his first book Naked Pictures of Famous People, a collection of humorous short stories and essays. Naked Pictures of Famous People is a collection of essays and short stories written in 1998 by Jon Stewart, who now hosts The Daily Show. The book reached The New York Times Best Seller List. The New York Times Best Seller List is widely considered to be the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States.
In 2004, Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff released America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, a mock high school history textbook offering insights into the unique American system of government, dissecting its institutions, explaining its history and processes, and satirizing such popular American political precepts as "one man, one vote", "government by the people", and "every vote counts". America (The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction is a 2004 non-fiction Bestseller written by Jon Stewart and other writers of High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution History is the study of the past particularly the written record Those who study history as a Profession are called Historians Etymology A textbook is a manual of instruction or a standard book in any branch of study " One man one vote " is a slogan used in pointing out a perceived imbalance in a given voting system The book sold millions of copies upon its 2004 release and ended the year as a top fifteen best-seller. 
Although best known for his work on The Daily Show, Stewart has also had roles in several films and television series. The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U
His first major film role, in The First Wives Club, ended up on the cutting room floor. The First Wives Club is an Academy Award -nominated 1996 Comedy Film, based on the same-titled 1992 novel by Olivia The term Cutting room floor is used in the entertainment industry in reference to footage taken and not used in final production  In 1995, Stewart signed a three-year deal with Miramax.  He played romantic leads in the films Playing by Heart and Wishful Thinking. Playing by Heart is a 1998 Comedy-drama Film, which tells the story of several seemingly unconnected characters He also had supporting roles in the romantic comedy Since You’ve Been Gone and in the horror film The Faculty. Since You've Been Gone is a 1998 US made-for-TV movie directed by David Schwimmer about a 10th anniversary Class reunion. The Faculty is a 1998 horror / Science-fiction film, written by Kevin Williamson, writer of Scream and its Other films were planned for Stewart to write and star in but they were never produced. Stewart has since maintained a relationship with Miramax founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein and continues to appear in films they have produced including Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Doogal and the documentary Wordplay. Harvey Weinstein, CBE (Hon (born March 19, 1952) is an American Film producer and movie studio chairman For the Mayor of Ketchikan Alaska, see Bob Weinstein (Mayor. Robert Weinstein (born 1954 is an American film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 film written by directed by and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse The Magic Roundabout (released in France as Pollux le manège enchanté and in North America with an amend form Wordplay is a 2006 Documentary film directed by Patrick Creadon.
He also appeared in Half Baked as an “enhancement smoker”, in Big Daddy as Adam Sandler’s roommate, and in the documentary The Aristocrats. Big Daddy is a 1999 American Comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler. Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9 1966 is an American Comedian, The Aristocrats is a 2005 documentary Film about the formerly obscure Dirty joke of the same name. Stewart often makes fun of his appearances in the high-profile flop Death to Smoochy, in which he played a treacherous television executive, and the animated film Doogal, where he played a blue spring named Zeebad that shot a freeze ray from his mustache. Death to Smoochy is a 2002 Dark comedy film starring Robin Williams, Edward Norton, and Catherine Keener. The Magic Roundabout (released in France as Pollux le manège enchanté and in North America with an amend form A spring is a flexible elastic object used to store mechanical Energy. In 2007, Stewart made a cameo appearance as himself in Evan Almighty which starred former Daily Show correspondent Steve Carell. A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the Performing arts, such as Evan Almighty is a 2007 Comedy film, and sequel to the 2003 film Bruce Almighty. Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is a Golden Globe - and Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American In the movie, Stewart was seen on a television screen in a fictional Daily Show episode poking fun at Carrell's character for building an ark. Noah's Ark, according to the Book of Genesis (chapters 6-9 is the story of a large vessel built at God 's command to save Noah, his family
Stewart had a recurring role in The Larry Sanders Show in which he played himself as an occasional substitute and possible successor to late-night talk show host Larry Sanders (played by Garry Shandling). The Larry Sanders Show is a satirical television Sitcom that originally aired from August 1992 to May 1998 on the HBO Cable television network Lawrence "Larry" Sanders (born December 31, 1950 in Mound Minnesota) is a Fictional character played by Garry Shandling Garry Shandling (born November 29, 1949) is an American Comedian. In 1998, Stewart hosted the television special, Elmopalooza, celebrating thirty years of Sesame Street. Elmopalooza is a Sesame Street special that aired on ABC on February 20, 1998. Sesame Street is an American educational Children's television series and a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard combining He has guest-starred on other sitcoms such as The Nanny, Dr Katz, Professional Therapist, Spin City, NewsRadio, American Dad, and The Simpsons. The Nanny is an American Situation comedy co-produced by Sternin & Fraser Ink Inc Dr Katz Professional Therapist is an Animated series that originally ran on Comedy Central from May 28 1995 to December 24 1999 starring Jonathan Spin City is an American Sitcom Television series that ran from 1996 to 2002 on ABC, and was created by NewsRadio is an American sitcom, originally broadcast from 1995 to 1999 on NBC. American Dad! is a satirical American animated series produced by Underdog Productions and Fuzzy Door Productions for 20th Century He has also made guest-appearances on the children's television series Between the Lions and Jack's Big Music Show. Children's television series are Television programs designed for and marketed to Children normally broadcast during the Morning and Afternoon Between the Lions is a PBS children's puppet show designed to promote reading Jack's Big Music Show is a children's Television program shown on the Noggin television network
In the mid-1990s, Stewart launched his own production company named Busboy Productions. Production company refers to a company responsible for the development and physical production of Performing arts, Film, Radio or a Television program Busboy Productions is a Production company that was launched by Jon Stewart back in the mid-90s when he was known for hosting the The Jon Stewart Show The name of the company is a reference to Stewart’s previous job as a busboy. Busboys or busgirls' or SA, increasingly referred to as bussers, workin the Restaurant and Catering industry clearing The company’s Production logo features the sound of a glass being knocked over followed by a voice whispering "Oops. A production logo is used by Movie studios and Television production companies to Brand what they produce Sorry. " Stewart signed a deal with Miramax to develop projects through his company, but none of his ideas were ever produced. After Stewart’s success as host and producer of The Daily Show, he revived Busboy Productions with Daily Show producers Ben Karlin and Rich Korson. Ben Karlin (born c 1971 is an American Television producer. He is an eight time Emmy -winning American writer and executive producer best In 2002, Busboy planned to produce a sitcom for NBC starring Stephen Colbert but the show did not come to fruition. 
In 2005, Comedy Central reached an agreement with Busboy to finance the production company. Comedy Central has a first-look agreement on all projects, then Busboy is free to shop them to other networks.  The deal spawned the Daily Show spin-off The Colbert Report. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new Organization or Entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a Television series based on a pre-existing The Colbert Report (/kolˈbɛr rəˈpɔr/&mdashthe t is silent in "Colbert" is a Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning American Other projects include the sitcom pilot Three Strikes, the documentary Sportsfan, the series Important things with Demetri Martin, and the film The Donor. A television pilot is a test episode of an intended Television series. Three Strikes was a Situation comedy pilot from Jon Stewart 's production company for Comedy Central. Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to " Document " reality Important Things with Demetri Martin is an upcoming series airing on Comedy Central starring comedian Demetri Martin.
Stewart was an important factor in the unionization of the writers for Comedy Central. The Daily Show writers were the first of the Comedy Central's writers to be able to join the guild, after which other shows followed. 
He supported the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike, commenting on The Daily Show episode just before the strike in a sarcastic manner about how Comedy Central had made available all of the episodes for free on their website, but without advertising, and said 'go support our advertisers'. The 2007&ndash2008 Writers Guild of America strike, or more commonly known as the Writers' Strike was a strike by the Writers Guild of America East The show went on hiatus when the strike began, like other late night talk shows. Upon Stewart's return to the show on January 7, 2008, he refused to use the title The Daily Show, stating that "The Daily Show" was the show made with all of the people responsible for the broadcast, including his writers. Events 1325 - Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal. 1558 - France takes Calais, the last continental 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common During the strike, he referred to his show as A Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The strike ended on February 13, 2008. Events 1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
According to the Huffington Post, in response to the WGA strike beginning November 5, 2007, Stewart offered to pay the writing staff of both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report their salaries out of his own pocket in a show of solidarity. Events 1499 - Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier ( Brittany) Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. However, this was inaccurate; he actually paid the salaries of his show's production staff – people who did not go on strike, but who were losing money due to the strike.
The Writers Guild Strike of 2007 was also responsible for a notable mock "feud" among Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Conan O'Brien in early 2008. Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style Conan Christopher O'Brien (born April 18, 1963) is an Emmy Award -winning American Television host and Comedian, best known 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Without writers to fuel their witty banter, the three comedians concocted a crossover/rivalry in order to garner more viewers during the ratings slump. A fictional crossover is the placement of two or more otherwise discrete Fictional characters, settings or universes into the context of a single Stephen Colbert made the claim that because of "the Colbert bump", he was responsible for Mike Huckabee's success in the 2008 presidential race. Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee (born August 24 1955 is a former Republican governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007 and a political Commentator Conan O'Brien claimed that he was responsible for Colbert's success because he had made mention of him on his show. Conan Christopher O'Brien (born April 18, 1963) is an Emmy Award -winning American Television host and Comedian, best known In response, Stewart claimed that he was responsible for the success of O'Brien, since Stewart had featured him on his earlier comedy program, and in turn the success of Huckabee. Conan Christopher O'Brien (born April 18, 1963) is an Emmy Award -winning American Television host and Comedian, best known The Jon Stewart Show was a short-lived Talk show hosted by Comedian Jon Stewart on MTV. Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee (born August 24 1955 is a former Republican governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007 and a political Commentator This resulted in a three-part comedic battle between the three pundits, with all three appearing on each other's shows. The feud ended on Late Night with Conan O'Brien with an all-out brawl between the three talk-show hosts — but all in good fun. Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien on NBC 
Stewart and the rest of the members of The Daily Show have received two Peabody Awards: the first one for a piece covering the 2000 Presidential Elections entitled Indecision 2000, and another for covering the 2004 Presidential Elections entitled Indecision 2004. The George Foster Peabody Awards, better known as simply the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards for excellence in Radio and Television broadcasting The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between Democratic candidate Al Gore, then Vice President, and Republican The Daily Show Indecision 2000 was a series of special episodes featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart spoofing the 2000 Presidential Election The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Tuesday November 2, 2004, to elect the President of the United States. The Daily Show Indecision 2004 is a DVD boxed set of several episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart relating to the 2004 presidential In the December, 2003 New Years edition of Newsweek magazine, Stewart was named the "Who’s Next?" person for the coming year of 2004, with the magazine predicting he would emerge as an absolute sensation in that year (the magazine said they were right in the "who’s next for 2005" issue). The New Year is an event that happens when a Culture celebrates the end of one Year and the beginning of the next year Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City. Stewart was also named one of the 2005 Time 100, an annual list of 100 of the most influential people of the year by Time Magazine. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and  Entertainment Weekly named Stewart as its “Entertainer of the Year” for 2004. Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is a Magazine published by Time Inc In addition, Stewart and The Daily Show received the 2005 NCTE George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language. The National Council of Teachers of English ( NCTE) is an American professional organization dedicated to "improving the teaching and learning of English and the The NCTE George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language (the Orwell Award for short established in 1975 Asteroid 116939 Jonstewart is named in his honor. Asteroids, sometimes called Minor planets or planetoids', are bodies—primarily of the inner Solar System —that are smaller than planets but
Stewart has hosted the Grammys twice, in 2001 and in 2002. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences In the middle of the 2001 broadcast, after laying a number of comedic duds, Stewart did what he encourages most public officials to do, and owned up to his bad hosting: he said, "Ladies and gentlemen, I just want to say I feel your scorn and accept it. " When Stewart returned to host the next year, his comedy was more successful. Joking about the performance of the song "Lady Marmalade", he said, "Our next performance is from the movie Moulin Rouge!, a film about a time when the whorehouses were about the music!” When the award winners for Album of the Year walked up on stage, many in number, Stewart quipped, "I don’t know what you may have heard, but you were only supposed to go on stage if you worked on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, not if you heard it. " Lady Marmalade " is a 1974 song written by Bob Crewe, who co-wrote many of the hits recorded by The Four Seasons, and by Kenny Nolan. This article is about the 2001 Motion picture. For other uses see Moulin Rouge (disambiguation Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 Musical film O Brother Where Art Thou? is the Soundtrack of music from the 2000 American Comedy film O Brother Where Art Thou? "
On January 5, 2006, Stewart was officially announced as the host of the 78th Academy Awards (Oscars), which were held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on March 5. Events 1477 - Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The 78th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2005, were held on March 5 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California The Kodak Theatre is a live theatre in the Hollywood and Highland retail dining and entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a Responding to press questions at the time of his selection, Stewart remarked: "As a performer, I’m truly honored to be hosting the show. Although, as an avid watcher of the Oscars, I can’t help but be a little disappointed with the choice. It appears to be another sad attempt to smoke out Billy Crystal. William Edward "Billy" Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American Golden Globe Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning " (According to The New York Times, Oscar producer Gil Cates knew Crystal was going to be performing 700 Sundays during the time period and was not able to host. Gilbert “Gil” Cates (born June 6 1934) is an American Film director and Television producer. ) On the Monday before the Oscars, Stewart told Larry King that he was more "excited" than nervous about the job and joked that if he turns out a failure, he could be "bumped down to public access". Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an American television/radio host When asked what the opening would be, the comedian chastised himself by comparing a Stewart opening to a "Gene Rayburn homage". Gene Rayburn ( December 22, 1917 &ndash November 29, 1999) was an American Radio and Television personality Instead, the opening segment, preceding Stewart’s monologue, featured several recent hosts "declining" to host the show.
Critical response to Stewart’s performance was mixed. Various celebrities and other film personalities were generally positive. Roger Ebert compared him favorably to legendary Oscar host Johnny Carson. Roger Joseph Ebert (iːbɝt born June 18, 1942) is an American film critic and Screenwriter. John William “Johnny” Carson ( October 23, 1925 &ndash January 23, 2005) was an American Television host and  Other reviewers were less positive; Tom Shales of The Washington Post said that Stewart hosted with “smug humorlessness. Tom Shales (born November 3, 1944) is an American critic of television programming and operations The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D ” James Poniewozik of Time said that Stewart was a bad host, but a great “anti-host” in that he poked fun at parts of the broadcast that deserved it, which lent him a degree of authenticity with the non-Hollywood audience. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and  Stewart and correspondent John Oliver later poked fun at his lackluster reception on The Daily Show’s coverage of the 79th Academy Awards by saying that the "demon of last year’s Oscars had finally been exorcised. John Oliver (born 1977) is a British Comedian, Correspondent and The 79th Academy Awards ceremony (also known as the Oscars) honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25 2007 500 p "
Stewart also hosted the 80th Academy Awards on February 24, 2008. The 80th Academy Awards ceremony honoring the best in film for 2007, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California on ABC Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common  Reception this time, however, was far more positive, with Stewart's performance commended by critics and viewers, despite the show being criticized as boring and ranking as the lowest rating Oscar broadcast ever.
|1996||The First Wives Club||Elise’s lover||scenes deleted|
|1998||Half Baked||Enhancement Smoker|
|Since You’ve Been Gone||Todd Zalinsky||TV film|
|The Faculty||Prof Edward Furlong|
|Playing by Heart||Trent|
|1999||Big Daddy||Kevin Gerrity|
|2000||The Office Party||Pizza Guy||short film|
|Committed||Party Guest||uncredited cameo|
|2001||Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back||Reg Hartner|
|2002||Death to Smoochy||Marion Frank Stokes|
|The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina||Godfrey||voice|
|It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie||Himself||scenes deleted|
|2006||The Magic Roundabout (Doogal in North America)||Zeebad||voice|
|NAME||Leibowitz, Jonathan Stuart|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Jon Stewart|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Comedian actor best known for his role in the satirical comedy news show The Daily Show with Jon Stewart|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1962-11-28|
|PLACE OF BIRTH|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|