To engage privately with the president in his inner sanctum at two sensitive moments — previously unreported meetings that are listed in the White House visitor logs and confirmed by three former Obama aides — speaks volumes about Stewart and his reach, which goes well beyond the million or so viewers who tune into The Daily Show on most weeknights. Love Stewart’s jokes or hate them, he has proven to be a unique voice who is capable of turning in-the-weeds policy discussions into viral video sensations that the country is still talking about the next morning.
President Barack Obama criticized the media Tuesday for letting its fascination with “shiny objects” distract from more important issues. “The media are a bunch of different medias. Some get on my nerves more than others,” the president said during an appearance on The Daily Show, his last with Jon Stewart as host. Stewart had asked Obama whether the media was “inflammatory” and “focused on the wrong things.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart enters the home stretch of his 16 years on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Monday, with 12 more nights of jokes at the expense of those who make and report the news before he signs off for good on Aug. 6. Stewart’s exit, the latest in a year […]
Deciding who replaces Jon Stewart could affect how much influence the show has on the 2016 presidential campaign. Also at issue: Whether Stewart, an executive producer for Daily Show as well as host, retains some role with the show that has helped shape attitudes toward politics and media and given campaigns an appealing forum to reach potential voters, especially younger ones.
The Daily Show boot camp has graduated a number of impressive talents who might prove to be worthy of the host chair, counting John Oliver first among a group including Aasif Mandvi, Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, an industry watcher says.
Byers says the lasting damage from the Brian Williams fiasco and loss of Jon Stewart’s satire — and ratings — will be devastating to NBC, Comedy Central and the larger TV industry.
The comedian known for political satire and commentary announced during Tuesday’s episode that he’d be leaving the Comedy Central show. A statement from the channel says he’ll stay on through “later this year.”
Comedy Central’s The Daily Show host Jon Stewart is now earning $25 million to $30 million a year, according to several sources. That puts him ahead of the past perennial latenight salary leaders Jay Leno and David Letterman.
Jon Stewart has unseated Jay Leno to take the late-night ratings crown in the all-important 18-49 demographic for the just ended second quarter. It is the first time in 10 years — or 40 consecutive quarters — that NBC’s The Tonight Show has not won the quarterly demo ratings race.
The show and its counterpart on Comedy Central, The Colbert Report, were removed from Hulu in early 2010 when the two parties could not agree on a fair price for distribution. But executives at Hulu and Comedy Central negotiated about restoring the shows as recently as last month, according to two people with direct knowledge of the talks.
Jon Stewart’s role in pushing for a bill to provide health care for 9/11 responders has drawn comparisons to Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart finished the month of October as the No. 1 latenight talk show among adults 18-49. This is the first time that any latenight talk show other than The Tonight Show or Late Night with David Letterman has claimed the top spot in the key demo.
Barack Obama has been called the first social media president. Well Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, is fed up with Obama’s constant tweeting, checking in and, most of all, his emails asking for donations.