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  • Comedian Jon Stewart returns with HBO short-form deal

    November 3, 2015 | 11:01 am

    Comedian Jon Stewart has signed a deal with cable television channel HBO to produce short-form content on current events in what will be his first announced entertainment project since quitting "The Daily Show" in August.

    HBO said in a statement on Tuesday that the four-year...

  • Jon Stewart opening sanctuary for abused farm animals

    October 27, 2015 | 10:55 am

    Jon Stewart is opening a sanctuary for abused farm animals in New Jersey.

    The former host of “The Daily Show” and his wife, Tracey, made the announcement on Saturday at a fundraiser for Farm Sanctuary, which provides shelter to animals rescued from factory farms, Agence...

  • Samberg hosts, Jon Stewart says goodbye at Emmys

    September 21, 2015 | 1:04 pm

    First-time award show host Andy Samberg led a night of firsts at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.

    Samberg, a Jewish comedian known for his role in comedy trio The Lonely Island, opened the show at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with a taped song and dance number...

  • Jon Stewart lobbies for 9/11 first responder benefits on Capitol Hill

    September 17, 2015 | 1:26 pm

    Jon Stewart lobbied members of Congress to extend benefits to workers and first responders who were injured or sickened by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

    The former host of “The Daily Show” spoke to Ground Zero first responders, advocates and other Sept. 11 survivors at a rally...

  • The nine best Jewish pop culture moments of 5775

    September 10, 2015 | 3:04 pm

    This year, as always, Jews contributed to the worlds of art, music, literature, film, television, comedy — and even Instagram modeling. Here are some of the moments that made members of the tribe stand out in the increasingly bizarre, fast-paced whirlwind of American pop culture.

  • Year in review: Looking back at 5775

    September 10, 2015 | 11:39 am

    As 5775 winds to a close, here’s a look back on the highs and lows (and everything in between) of the year that was.

    September 2014

    At the annual U.N. General Assembly, President Barack Obama focuses his speech on ISIS; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likens Iran to...

  • Obama visits Jon Stewart on The Daily Show one last time

    July 23, 2015 | 4:34 pm

    President Barack Obama's campaign to convince Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal led him on Tuesday to a veterans' convention and The Daily Show, where he took jabs at those opposing the agreement.

    In a back and forth on Comedy Central's nightly political satire show,...

  • Obama to appear on one of Jon Stewart’s final ‘Daily Show’ episodes

    July 17, 2015 | 1:19 pm

    President Barack Obama will tape his seventh appearance on Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" in New York on Tuesday, the White House said on Friday.

    Obama has appeared on Comedy Central's satirical news show twice as president and four times prior to that.

    This is likely to be the last appearance Obama makes since Stewart has announced that he will be leaving the show on Aug. 6.

    The White House did not announce when the segment with Obama would air.

  • Jon Stewart homage to Andy Kaufman gave professional wrestling a lift

    By JNi.media

    July 13, 2015 | 12:24 pm

    This article originally appeared on Jewish News International.

    Comic Andy Kaufman must have been laughing in heaven at Jon Stewart’s foray into professional wrestling, and because of the boost “The Daily Show” host gave to the sport, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is...

  • Jon Stewart is getting serious

    By Marty Kaplan

    June 22, 2015 | 9:32 am

    What will we do without Jon Stewart?

    I hear that a lot.  Of course I hope his writers will be able to make more magic with his successor, Trevor Noah.  And no matter what happens on "The Daily Show," we will still have John Oliver and Larry Wilmore, and I'm praying that Stephen...

  • WATCH: Jon Stewart delivers joke-less monologue on Charleston shooting

    June 19, 2015 | 10:09 am

    As Jon Stewart said Thursday night, his job for the past 16 years has been to deliver jokes based on the news.

    On Thursday, however, he simply could not do his job – the killing of nine at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina had left him, for the first time, unable to write jokes.

    Below is video of Stewart’s joke-less monologue, in which he delivers one of the most impassioned segments of his career.

  • Jon Stewart on the confusion surrounding Rachel Dolezal

    June 16, 2015 | 3:41 pm

    Jon Stewart's initial reaction to the Rachel Dolezal story: "Whaaaaaaaaaat!?"

    Watch below:


    NAACP official who resigned says she identifies as black

    [Reuters] Washington state civil rights advocate Rachel Dolezal, who has been accused of falsely claiming she is...

  • Pamela Geller, You’re No Charlie Hebdo

    By Rob Eshman

    May 5, 2015 | 1:44 pm

    What is my problem with Pamela Geller?

    It doesn’t seem fair, at first glance, that I would support Charlie Hebdo and attack Geller.

    Geller is the Long Island Jewish housewife-turned-anti-Muslim activist behind the Muhammad drawing contest in Texas that ended in violence this...

  • How ‘The Daily Show’ helped Jews grow up

    By  David A. Lehrer

    April 9, 2015 | 9:34 am

    Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is, in many ways, a barometer of American society and its evolution.

    Jon Stewart, host of the show since 1999, has been a significant source of “news” for millennials and others for nearly a generation, as well as a reflection of the zeitgeist....

  • ‘The Daily Show’ chooses Jon Stewart’s successor

    March 30, 2015 | 10:18 am

    Trevor Noah, a biracial comedian from South Africa, will succeed Jon Stewart as host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central.

    Noah, 31, joined the show as recently as September, and has had only three appearances on the program, according to The New York Times. In one, Noah ...

  • End of an era: Jon Stewart to step down from the ‘The Daily Show’

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 10, 2015 | 4:58 pm

    Jon Stewart, the comedian whose trenchant political satire became a nightly destination for millions of Americans – and whom one journalist dubbed "the de facto CEO of Jewish humor in America" – is stepping down from his Comedy Central program "The Daily Show," Stewart announced on...

  • The best of Jon Stewart’s Jewish jokes

    February 10, 2015 | 4:26 pm

    With the announcement that Jon Stewart is leaving 'The Daily Show', we take a moment to pause and recall his finest moments as the de facto CEO of Jewish humor in America.  There is so much we will miss.  First, his sharp interviews (not with celebrities, with authors and...

  • Jon Stewart to leave ‘The Daily Show’ this year

    February 10, 2015 | 3:59 pm

    Comedian Jon Stewart will leave as the host of Comedy Central's satirical newscast "The Daily Show" later this year, the Viacom Inc-owned network said on Tuesday.

    [MORE: The best of Jon Stewart’s Jewish Jokes]

    "Through his unique voice and vision, 'The Daily Show' has become a...

  • Jimmy Carter: Israeli-Palestinian conflict a cause of Paris attacks

    January 13, 2015 | 9:20 am

    Former President Jimmy Carter said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was among the factors that led to the deadly attacks last week in Paris.

    Carter made the assertion Monday night during an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart.

    “Well, one of the...

  • Why religion is a laughing matter

    January 9, 2015 | 12:09 pm

    Satire and caricature are funny things. The most effective satire makes us laugh — but then it also gives us something to chew on, to think about.  

    Not all satire is humorous, however. In the Middle Ages, caricatured figures were generally not intended to be funny, as for...

  • WATCH: The first trailer for the movie Jon Stewart made last summer

    August 28, 2014 | 1:43 pm

    A journalist is detained in Iran for more than 100 days and brutally interrogated in prison.

  • Your guide to Jews and the Emmys

    August 25, 2014 | 2:11 pm

    Mayim Bialik--Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy (The Big Bang Theory)

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    Jenji Kohan--Showrunner for best comedy series nominee, (Orange is the New Black)

    Image via Getty Images

    Julianna Margulies--Outstanding leading actress in a drama...

  • Do Jews in Hollywood silence Palestinian sympathizers?

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 29, 2014 | 11:47 am

    Last week, an L.A.-based correspondent for BBC World Service emailed me to ask for an interview.

    “I am working on an article about the conflict in Gaza, and why Hollywood has remained mostly silent on this issue,” he wrote. “I saw the story you wrote about the controversial...

  • Jon Stewart on the Israel-Gaza conflict

    July 16, 2014 | 5:10 pm

  • Was Eric Cantor’s loss a Jewish thing?

    June 12, 2014 | 12:19 pm

    David Wasserman went there.

    From a post-election New York Times story:

    David Wasserman, a House political analyst at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, said another, more local factor has to be acknowledged: Mr. Cantor, who dreamed of becoming the first Jewish speaker of...

  • Jon Stewart: After Congress, Iran and Israel, Justin Bieber doesn’t seem so bad

    January 16, 2014 | 2:54 pm

    Jon Stewart last night talked about the congressional push for Iran sanctions, Moshe Yaalon, Hassan Rouhani and Justin Bieber.



  • Jon Stewart Skypes into ‘Daily Show’ from Middle East

    June 28, 2013 | 8:50 am

    No matter how much “Daily Show” fans are enjoying Jon Oliver, it’s impossible not to miss the man he’s temporarily replacing: Everyone’s favorite Jewish fake news show host, Jon Stewart.

    Last night we were treated to a virtual visit from Stewart, who was skyped in from the Middle...

  • Jon Stewart plays the Jewish card on Egyptian TV [VIDEO]

    June 24, 2013 | 10:26 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Political satire apparently knows no borders, based on the recent appearance of Jon Stewart, host of America’s hit political satire program The Daily Show, on Egyptian television’s "Al Bernameg," (The Program) that is frequently...

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