“You just have to keep trying to do good work, and hope that it leads to more good work. I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything. Yes, I want to look back and know that I was terrible at a variety of things.”
“I'm too short to host a late-night talk show. It's like the bar at an amusement-park ride. You have to be six foot two or over.”
“If the events of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that.”
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, on November 28, 1962) is an American journalist, TV host, wrier, producer, author, political satirist and comedian. Jon broke out in the 90s, when he had is own TV show on MTV, The Jon Stewart Show. He also had memorable appearances in movies like Half Baked, Big Daddy and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. In 1999, Jon replaced Craig Kilborn as the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. The funny-man has made numerous appearances on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, as a political and media expert. To date, Jon has won 16 Emmy Awards; he also hosted the 78th and 80th Academy Awards. On Feb. 10, 2015, Jon confirmed that after 16 years, he was leaving The Daily Show. His last episode as host of the satirical news program was on Aug. 6, 2015, which saw a reunion of all the correspondents he worked with over the past 16 years — including Stephen Colbert and Steve Carrell.
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Jon Stewart is best known as the former host of The Daily Show.
Jon married his girlfriend of four years,Tracey McShane, in 2000. Together, they have two children: Nathan and Maggie. Jon proposed to Tracey through a crossword puzzle with the help of the crossword editor at the New York Times, Will Shortz.