- NAME: Jon Stewart
- OCCUPATION: Comedian, Talk Show Host, Writer
- BIRTH DATE: November 28, 1962 (Age: 50)
- EDUCATION: College of William and Mary
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- Originally: Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz
- AKA: Jonathan Leibowitz
- AKA: Jon Stewart
- AKA: Jonathan Stewart
- ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius
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Jon Stewart is the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, which dubs itself "the most trusted name in fake news" and has run for nearly 20 seasons.
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His first effort was Naked Pictures of Famous People (1998), a collection of satirical essays. Written with Ben Karlin and David Javerbaum, his 2004 book, America (the book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, was a best-seller.
In 2013, Stewart announced that he was taking a break from The Daily Show to take on a new challenge. He is planning to work on his directorial debut with the film Rosewater. Stewart also wrote the screenplay,
which is adapted from the 2011 nonfiction work Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy.
In an interview with The New York Times, Stewart explained why he took on this dramatic project. "One of the reasons we are in this business is to challenge ourselves," he said. "And I really connected to Maziar's story. It's a personal story but one with universal appeal about what it means to be free."
Stewart and wife Tracey McShane have been married since 2000. They have a son, Nathan Thomas, and a daughter, Maggie Rose.
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