Jon Stewart

Birthday:

11/28/1962

Place of birth:

New York City, New York, USA:

Biography:

Jon Stewart  (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian. He is widely known as host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program that airs on Comedy Central. Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but branched into television as host of 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. He has also had several film roles as an actor. Stewart became the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in early 1999. He is also a writer and co-executive-producer of the show. After Stewart joined, The Daily Show steadily gained popularity and critical acclaim, which led to his first Emmy Award in 2001. Stewart has gained acclaim as an acerbic, satirical critic of personality-driven media shows, in particular those of the US media networks such as CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. Critics say Stewart benefits from a double standard: he critiques other news shows from the safe, removed position of his "fake news" desk. Stewart agrees, saying that neither his show nor his channel purports to be anything other than satire and comedy. In spite of its self-professed entertainment mandate, The Daily Show has been nominated for news and journalism awards. Stewart hosted the 78th and 80th Academy Awards. He is the co-author of America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, which was one of the best-selling books in the U.S. in 2004 and Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race released in 2010. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jon Stewart, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


Film Credits

Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs (2017)
as Himself - Host
Tickling Giants (2017)
as Himself
WWE SummerSlam 2016 (2016)
as Himself
Weiner (2016)
as Himself (archive footage)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
as Jon Stewart
Gravity Falls: Weirdmageddon (2016)
as Judge Kitty Kitty Meow Meow Face-Shwartstein (voice)
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016)
as
Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown (2015)
as Himself (archive footage)
WWE SummerSlam 2015 (2015)
as Himself / Host
Jon Stewart Has Left the Building (2015)
as Himself
Don Rickles: One Night Only (2014)
as Himself
Riot on the Dance Floor (2014)
as
A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen (2014)
as
David Blaine: Real or Magic (2013)
as Himself
Skum Rocks! (2013)
as Himself
Downloaded (2013)
as Himself (Archive Footage)
Inequality for All (2013)
as Himself
The Rumble in the Air: Conditioned Auditorium (2012)
as Himself
The Secret Policeman's Ball (2012)
as Himself
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
as Jon Stewart
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (2010)
as Himself - Co-Host
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (2008)
as Himself
The Great Buck Howard (2008)
as himself
Evan Almighty (2007)
as Jon Stewart
Wordplay (2006)
as Himself
Doogal (2006)
as Zeebad
The Aristocrats (2005)
as Himself
Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party (2004)
as Himself
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)
as Himself (archive footage)
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (2003)
as Himself
The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (2002)
as Godfrey
Death to Smoochy (2002)
as Marion Frank Stokes
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
as Reg Hartner
Big Daddy (1999)
as Kevin Gerrity
Playing by Heart (1998)
as Trent
The Faculty (1998)
as Prof. Edward Furlong
Since You've Been Gone (1998)
as Todd Zalinsky
Elmopalooza (1998)
as Himself
Half Baked (1998)
as Enhancement Smoker
George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy (1997)
as Himself
Wishful Thinking (1996)
as Henry
Jon Stewart: Unleavened (1996)
as Jon Stewart
Mixed Nuts (1994)
as Rollerblader

Production Credits

Rosewater (2014)
Director
Rosewater (2014)
Producer
Rosewater (2014)
Screenplay