Jon Stewart will return to “The Daily Show” for its next season, hosting one day a week.
Stewart, who hosted the show for 16 years before stepping down in 2015, will host the Comedy Central show on Monday nights and also executive produce. Stewart will begin Feb. 12 and remain on the show through the 2024 election, according to a news release from the late-night show.
“Jon Stewart is the voice of our generation and we are honored to have him return to Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ to help us all make sense of the madness and division shaking the country as we enter election season,” Chris said. McCarthy, president and CEO of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios, said in the statement. “In our age of staggering hypocrisy and performative politics, Jon is the perfect person to cut through the empty rhetoric and provide much-needed clarity with his brilliant wit.”
Stewart alluded to his return to social networkswriting that he had “decided to enter the transfer portal for my final year of eligibility.”
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, “The Daily Show” correspondents will host the show, according to the news release, which also reported that current executive producer Jen Flanz will also remain with the show.
Stewart hosted “The Daily Show” from 1999 to 2015, replacing original host Craig Kilborn. Since he left the show, he continued to executive produce “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and hosted a weekly show on Apple TV+ called “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” which ended in 2023 after two seasons.
Stewart was honored with the 2022 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Over the years, he has earned 56 Emmy nominations, including 24 wins.
Stewart has also been a strong supporter of 9/11.and even speaking before Congress on multiple occasions.
In 2015, Trevor Noah became the new host of “The Daily Show.”in September 2022 that he would be leaving the show that year, which began the search for a new host. of noah It aired in December 2022. In 2023, the show was hosted by several guests including Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler.
Comedy Central is owned by Paramount Global, which is also the parent company of CBS News and Stations.
The Associated Press contributed reporting.