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Jon Stewart
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Stewart performing at a 2008 USO show
Birth name Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz
Born November 28, 1962 (1962-11-28) (age 57)
New York City, New York, United States
Medium stand-up, television, movies, books
Nationality American
Alma mater William & Mary
Years active 1987—present
Genres Satire/political satire/news satire, observational comedy
Subject(s) The media (esp. news media), American politics, current events, religion, Jewish culture, race relations, human sexuality, self-deprecation
Influences George Carlin, Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, David Letterman, Steve Martin
Influenced Stephen Colbert, Lewis Black
Spouse Tracey McShane, 2 children
Notable works and roles Host of The Daily Show
America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
Emmy Awards

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 The Daily Show

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 The Daily Show
Grammy Awards

Best Comedy Album

2005 America (The Audiobook): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962), is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known as the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show and for his political satire. Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but later branched out to television, hosting Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central. 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.” Stewart is Jewish.

In 2014, Stewart directed his first movie, a drama about Iran called “Rosewater.”


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