Jon Stewart will return to the set of “The Daily Show” on Monday nights during the 2024 election campaign, the network announced Wednesday, bringing the comedian back to the television show he's turned into a fixture.
“The Daily Show” has been without a permanent anchor since Trevor Noah stepped down in 2022. The first episode of Stewart, who left the show in 2015 after hosting it since 1999, will air on Comedy Central and Paramount+ on February 12. next day.
Stewart will produce all episodes of “The Daily Show.” Tuesday through Thursday episodes are anchored by a rotating lineup of the show's news team.
Chris McCarthy, chief executive of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios, said in a statement that Stewart is the voice of a generation.
“We are honored to have her return to Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' to help us all understand the madness and division that is rocking the country,” McCarthy said. He added, “In a world full of hypocrisy and performance politics, John is the right person to pierce through the empty rhetoric and provide much-needed clarity with his brilliant wit.”
Stewart parted ways with her Apple show “The Problem with Jon Stewart” last year after 20 episodes. He admitted his return to “The Daily Show.” In a social media post Shortly after the news was announced. “Excited for the future!” he said while joking about the college football game.
Since Noah's last show, Comedy Central has used guest hosts to fill the void. Stewart, who helped shepherd Noah's rise and boosted the careers of many late-night stars, is expected to help shape the show's next chapter.
After “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” won an Emmy this month for best variety talk series, former reporter Roy Wood said from the stage, “Please hire a host.”
Stewart will return to Comedy Central in a starkly different landscape than the one he left, with a growing number of Americans losing faith in the news media. By putting him on the table on Mondays, the most-watched episodes, studio executives hope to catch viewers up on everything that happened over the weekend.