Looks like Jon Stewart will soon be working under the HBO umbrella. Well . . . kind of…
A four-year contract was inked between the cable movie television company and the two-time Oscars host. The agreement gives emphasis on short-form digital contents that will be shown on platforms like HBO GO, HBO NOW, etc.
According to an announcement posted by HBO PR on November 3, 2015,
In his first project for HBO under the new deal, Stewart will view current events through his unique prism. Working with the pioneering cloud graphics company OTOY Inc., he is developing new technology that will allow him to produce timely short-form digital content, which will be refreshed on HBO NOW multiple times throughout the day.”
So that’s it, we’re so excited to welcome Jon Stewart back into our lives… Even if its just for short clips on HBO.
In an interview, Stewart expressed his excitement about this new project. He said,
I’m so excited to be working with Richard [Plepler], Michael, and the entire HBO family. Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me. I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again.”
We’re elated to see John return to television, so we’ve collected some milestones that dot the iconic comedian’s career.
The Daily Show, 1999–2015
Jon Stewart reined as anchor of The Daily Show in 1999. He appeared in a total of 2,579 episodes as the show’s host.
Big Daddy, 1999
Stewart graced the big screen in 1999 through a cameo in Adam Sandler‘s movie Big Daddy. He played the role of Kevin Gerrity.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, 2000
Death to Smoochy, 2002
Stewart played the role of Marion Frank Stokes in the black-comedy movie Death to Smoochy in 2002.
The Daily Show in 2003 Emmys
The Daily Show won two awards in the 2003 Emmys. The team went home with the trophies for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Program.
Jon Stewart in 78th Academy Awards as host, 2006
The Simpsons, 2008
Stewart had a cameo in the episode “E Pluribus Wiggum” in The Simpsons in 2008 as himself.
Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, 2010
Jon Stewart teamed up with Steven Colbert and hosted the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 30, 2010.
Conversation with President Obama, 2010
Jon Stewart invited President, Barack Obama to The Daily Show at the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, DC, October 26, 2010.
51st USO Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner, 2012
Jon Stewart spoke at the 51st USO Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner in New York City in December 13, 2012.
Stewart made his directorial debut in the drama Rosewater in 2014. He took a twelve-week hiatus from The Daily Show to finish the film.
An emotional moment with Jon Stewart as he stepped down from his chair on the Daily Show and retired in August of 2015.