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Jon Stewart Returns to “The Daily Show” as Part-Time Host, Starting Feb. 12

Renowned comedian Jon Stewart is set to make a triumphant return to his iconic role as the host of “The Daily Show,” the satirical news program that became a cultural touchstone during his tenure. Stewart, who originally hosted the show from 1999 until 2015, will resume his hosting duties starting February 12, announced by Showtime and MTV Entertainment Studios.

However, there is a slight twist to Stewart’s comeback—he will be hosting only on Mondays, with guests taking over the hosting duties from Tuesdays to Thursdays. This part-time arrangement is scheduled to extend through the presidential election season and into 2025.

Chris McCarthy, the chief executive of Showtime and MTV Entertainment Studios, expressed enthusiasm about Stewart’s return, describing him as the “voice of our generation.” McCarthy stated, “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.”

Stewart’s biting wit and incisive commentary made “The Daily Show” a cultural phenomenon during his tenure. His return comes at a time when the country grapples with political polarization and societal challenges. McCarthy emphasized Stewart’s unique ability to cut through empty rhetoric and provide much-needed clarity in an era of performative politics.

Having left “The Daily Show” almost a decade ago, Stewart was succeeded by Trevor Noah. Stewart’s post-“Daily Show” ventures included a show on Apple TV+, titled “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” which ran for two seasons. However, Stewart parted ways with the streaming service in October, leading to the swift conclusion of his series.

Trevor Noah, who took over from Stewart, departed “The Daily Show” in December 2022. Last year, the show experimented with a rotating cast of guest hosts each week, featuring Leslie Jones, Charlemagne Tha God, Kal Penn, and others.

The return of Jon Stewart as a part-time host injects new energy into “The Daily Show,” bringing back a familiar face to guide viewers through the complexities of current events. As the show navigates the evolving media landscape, Stewart’s return is poised to offer a fresh perspective and humorous insight into the tumultuous world of politics and news.

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Ruben Jay
Ruben Jay
Ruben Jay is an American broadcaster, media blogger, and podcast host. Currently, Ruben is the President of MultiMediaMouth.com and the executive producer and host of the popular podcasts You’re My Best Friend and ON AIR with Ruben Jay, exclusively on MultiMediaMouth.com. Follow Ruben on Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok @TheRubenJay.

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