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Jon Stewart Unloads on GOP After Burn Pits Bill Failure

'I am not used to the cruelty'

(Newser) - A military burn pits bill failed to pass the Senate Wednesday, and Jon Stewart on Thursday unloaded on the Republicans who blocked the bill's passage. The bill would have expanded healthcare and disability benefits for veterans who were exposed to toxic burn pits during their service (read the tragic...

Jon Stewart: 'Pronoun Police' Isn't the Threat to Comedy

It's the 'fragility of leaders,' he says in accepting Mark Twain honor

(Newser) - Jon Stewart collected one of the rarest honors in comedy Sunday night, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. It was mostly a night of laughs, notes the Washington Post , though Stewart himself delivered a more serious message about comedy and the modern...

Jon Stewart: No, I Didn't Change Tucker Carlson
Jon Stewart: No, I Didn't
Change Tucker Carlson
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Jon Stewart: No, I Didn't Change Tucker Carlson

Comedian, pundit reflects on career ahead of Kennedy Center honor

(Newser) - Jon Stewart enters a comedy pantheon of sorts this weekend when he will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the Kennedy Center. The accolade has prompted some in-depth profiles, including at the Washington Post and the Atlantic . Both trace the 59-year-old's career, including his recent return...

Jon Stewart's New Talk Show Is Reportedly a 'Flop'

It's down 78% in viewership from series premiere

(Newser) - The problem with Jon Stewart's The Problem With Jon Stewart is, apparently, a lack of viewers. A new Bloomberg report refers to it as the latest in a long line of "streaming talk show flops," noting that while 180,000 households watched the premiere episode within a...

Jon Stewart Has Thoughts on Tucker Carlson

Ex-'Daily Show' host calls him 'dishonest propagandist,' also rips into Rupert Murdoch

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson has been attracting attention of late with seemingly supportive comments on Russian President Vladimir Putin, who's been decried by much of the world for the war he's waging in Ukraine . The Fox News host has since walked his remarks back a bit, but that didn't...

Zelensky Earns Praise in Unexpected Role

Show business skills have helped, but president's actions have won over many

(Newser) - A former comedian and actor, President Volodymyr Zelensky's latest role couldn't be more serious: uniting the people of Ukraine in fighting off the Russian invasion. He's receiving positive reviews from his people and from abroad. The communication skills from his previous career and his ability to move...

Jon Stewart: Drama Over Spotify, Joe Rogan Is a 'Mistake'

Don't 'censor' him, 'engage,' Stewart advises

(Newser) - Don't count Jon Stewart among those deleting Spotify over its continued hosting of Joe Rogan's podcast. The former Daily Show host defended Rogan on Thursday on his own podcast, The Problem With Jon Stewart, Mediaite reports. Rather than attempting to "censor" Rogan, Stewart advised critics of his...

Date Set for Jon Stewart's Return to TV

'The Problem With Jon Stewart' will debut Sept. 30

(Newser) - Six years after he said goodbye to the Daily Show, Jon Stewart is set to return to TV. Apple says his new current affairs show, The Problem With Jon Stewart, will debut worldwide on Sept. 30, CNN reports. Apple says the show, which will deliver new installments every second week,...

GameStop Drama Spurs Stewart to Join Twitter

'We've learned nothing from 2008'

(Newser) - Jon Stewart never took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Donald Trump's presidency, but the GameStop drama managed to draw him in. The former Daily Show host joined Twitter Thursday to defend the small investors wreaking havoc with hedge funds after trading restrictions were brought in, Fox News...

'Anxious' Jon Stewart Unloads on The Late Show

With Election Day looming, Stewart has a lot to tell Stephen Colbert

(Newser) - Jon Stewart popped up on The Late Show Friday night and described himself as a little stressed—and then some, the Huffington Post reports. "I'm terrified. I'm anxious, I'm lonely, I'm wishing it was 2010 again," he told host Stephen Colbert. "An election...

Jon Stewart Has a New Show
Jon Stewart Is
Returning to TV

Jon Stewart Is Returning to TV

He will host current affairs show on Apple TV+

(Newser) - Jon Stewart is returning to TV, more than five years after bowing out as host of The Daily Show and with a new home at Apple TV+. Stewart will host an hour-long, current affairs series that will explore topics of national interest as well as his advocacy work, the streaming...

Jon Stewart's New Cause: Military Burn Pit Victims

Parallels to 9/11 are 'incredible,' he says

(Newser) - Jon Stewart, long a passionate advocate for compensating 9/11 first responders, was in Washington Tuesday on behalf of a cause that he says has many similarities. Stewart is lobbying Congress for legislation that would assist Iraq and Afghanistan veterans exposed to burn pits, the Hill reports. More than 200,000...

Jon Stewart's New Film Takes a Beating
Jon Stewart's New
Film Takes a Beating

Jon Stewart's New Film Takes a Beating

One reviewer likens it to 'a stale corn chip trampled into Party-convention carpeting'

(Newser) - Steve Carrell plays a Democratic political consultant hoping to recruit a widowed farmer and retired Marine to run for office in rural Wisconsin in the aftermath of the 2016 election in Jon Stewart's new political satire Irresistible . But the second feature from the writer-director isn't nearly as well-received...

Stewart: Our Biggest Issue Is Ignorance, and That's 'Curable'
Stewart on Police
Brutality: We're
Looking at It
the Wrong Way

Stewart on Police Brutality: We're Looking at It the Wrong Way

Ex-'Daily Show' host talks to 'NYT' about George Floyd protests, policing, and the campaign season

(Newser) - Jon Stewart has been gone from The Daily Show for nearly five years, and other than an occasional guest stint on late-night TV, comedic homage , or appearance before Congress as part of his advocacy for 9/11 first responders, he's largely stayed out of the spotlight. "What has he...

John Krasinski Has Big Surprises for 2020 Grads

Oprah, Malala, Jon Stewart, and Spielberg answer their questions

(Newser) - John Krasinski keeps churning out his popular "Some Good News" videos amid the pandemic, and his latest one has yet another impressive roster of big-name cameos. The new video has a graduation theme for members of the Class of 2020 who are missing out on formal ceremonies, reports Yahoo...

Comics Pay Tribute to Chappelle for Big Honor

He picks up the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle was honored Sunday with the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and a who's who of the comedy and entertainment industry turned out to praise him. "It's the best part of the First Amendment to me that I'm able to express myself this...

For 9/11 Responders, an Unwanted Milestone

FDNY: 200th firefighter has died from a related illness

(Newser) - New York City's fire department says it reached an unwanted milestone this week with the 200th death of a firefighter from an illness linked to 9/11. Retired firefighter Richard Driscoll, 73, died Wednesday, just a day after 58-year-old Kevin Nolan, reports People . Both were 9/11 responders who later fell...

Stewart Slams Rand Paul's 'Virtue Signaling' on 9/11 Bill

He says senator's opposition is 'outrageous'

(Newser) - Jon Stewart accused Sen. Rand Paul of hypocrisy and "fiscal responsibility virtue signaling" after the Republican blocked fast-track approval of a bill funding compensation for 9/11 victims Wednesday. "Rand Paul presented tissue paper avoidance of the $1.5 trillion tax cut that added hundreds of billions of dollars...

Ex-Cop Who Testified With Jon Stewart on 9/11 Fund Dies

Former NYPD detective Luis Alvarez, 53, died of complications of colorectal cancer

(Newser) - When Jon Stewart lambasted lawmakers at a hearing earlier this month, Luis Alvarez was one of the first responders at his side, making his own impassioned plea to the House Judiciary subcommittee to stop dragging its feet on re-funding the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. Now, sad news from Long...

McConnell: Jon Stewart Is 'Bent Out of Shape' on 9/11 Fund

'Many things happen at the last minute,' he says

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell sounded bemused Monday when he addressed Jon Stewart's criticism of his alleged foot-dragging on the 9/11 victims' fund . "We have never failed to address this issue, and we will address it again," McConnell told Fox and Friends, per the Washington Post . "I don’t...

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