Jon Stewart

  • Jon Stewart will leave The Daily Show this summer to direct a movie

    Jewish TV comedian Jon Stewart is stepping down from his throne at Comedy Central this summer for a break to direct a film based on a screenplay he wrote. Stewart is abandoning “The Daily Show,” the New York Times reports, to direct a film called “Rosewater,” which is based on a 2011 book,  “And Then They Came… More ▸

  • Jon Stewart rocks Dov Hikind on blackface

    You know you’ve pissed off enough people when you end up on the Daily Show. Jon Stewart poked fun at Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind last night for his rather poor choice of Purim costume, when he wore an afro, orange jersey, and blackface makeup to dress up as “a basketball player.” Stewart listed all the… More ▸

  • Jon Stewart is 50! Let’s celebrate with his best moments

    Fifty years ago today, in the great city of New York, Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz was born.
    Later, his family moved to New Jersey and Jonathan switched the spelling of his name to Jon Stewart, and moved from studying chemistry in The College of William & Mary to pursuing a career in comedy. As we celebrate the golden jubilee of the man behind “The Daily Show,” we look at the best moments of his career, and believe it or not, there were many of them before he took over the desk in the Midtown Manhattan studios.
    One of Stewart’s first ever TV gigs was at the “Caroline’s Comedy Hour”
    The famous comedy venue “Caroline’s” had its own show on A&E, and Stewart was one of the show’s writers. You can even see him (not hear him though) in this sketch from 1990, as Colin Quinn and his mullet are trying to figure out who wrote a certain sketch (also in that sketch, a very young Louis C.K.). More ▸

  • ‘Homeland’ completely dominates the Emmys

    Last night’s 64th Primetime Emmy Awards revealed a new reality – the American viewer would much rather be scared by potential terrorists than sexist advertising agencies – as television show “Homeland” grabbed six Emmys and denounced “Mad Men” as the top drama on TV. “Homeland” had a pretty impressive Emmy run, including Outstanding Drama, best… More ▸

  • Jews prefer Jon Stewart, reveals least surprising survey ever

    A survey conducted by Jewish dating website JDate and Christian dating website Christian Mingle asking “Who is your favorite political news funnyman?,” the “Daily Show” host earned the favor of 51% of young Jewish singles, whereas Christians prefer Stewart’s Catholic counterpart, Stephen Colbert (39%). According to LA Times, For Jewish voters, Bill Maher of HBO’s… More ▸

  • 18 Jewish celebrities doing (or wearing) American things

    Happy Fourth of July Everyone!
    America is celebrating its 236th birthday and we decided to show some of our favorite Jewish celebrities celebrating America the way it should be celebrated – by doing American things and wearing outrageously patriotic red, white and blue gear!
    So how are the Jewish celebrities celebrating the 4th?
    1. Natalie Portman is drinking a beer More ▸

  • Manger anger? Delta pulls ‘Daily Show’ ads

    A few weeks ago we reported that Jon Stewart’s “vagina manger” joke has angered the Catholic League, which started a boycott campaign in response. Now a major company is pulling its ads from “The Daily Show”: Delta Airlines. Coincidence? While Delta spokeswoman Leslie Parker told Buzzfeed that the airline is “constantly evaluating our advertising strategy… More ▸

  • Jason Segel’s suggested ending for ‘How I Met Your Mother’ is epic

    The incredibly nice “How I Met Your Mother” star, Jason Segel, sat down with Jon Stewart to talk about his upcoming film “The Five Year Engagement.” During the interview, Stewart asked Segel the most common question actors from “HIMYM” are asked — when are we going to find out how the show’s main character, Ted, met… More ▸