|Born||November 28, 1962 (1962-11-28) (age 46)|
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz) is a retired former liberal talk show host on Comedy Central. He was the host of The Daily Show for 18 years, and had spawned conservative stealth parodist counterpart Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent. Sadly, he retired in 2016 just as more political comedy gold was arising. He was replaced by left-wing Trevor Noah.
After the death of Robin Williams, Stewart has been hailed as the King of Comedy. Long live the King.
Stewart was born in New York City during the glorious reign of JFK and was raised in a Jewish family. He recalled in 1996 that his grandfather was anti-immigrant...despite immigrating from Russia. He was reported to be a funny man as early as his school days. In 2001 he and his wife got their last names officially changed to "Stewart".
The Daily Show
Jon Stewart began to host the Daily Show in 1999. Since then the show has become a huge hit averaging around 1.45 to 1.6 million viewers nightly, a high figure for cable television. In 2008 it garnered it's highest ever viewership when he interviewed Barack Obama and drew 3.6 million views.
A notable moment occurred on April 4, 2006, when Stewart confronted his longtime friend, US Senator John McCain, about his decision to appear at Liberty University, an institution founded by Jerry Falwell, they call themselves Liberty University hypocritically but restrict Freedom. McCain had previously denounced Falwell as one of the "agents of intolerance," In the interchange, Stewart asked McCain, "You're not freaking out on us? Are you freaking out on us, because if you're freaking out and you're going into the crazy base politics world—are you going into crazy base world?" McCain replied, "I'm afraid so." The clip was played on CNN and created a surge of articles across the blogosphere.
He also nearly cried on air on the first show after the 9/11 attacks. & called W. Mitt Romney an idiot. Jon Stewart is retiring from 'The Daily Show' in August 2015. Obama appeared on his show again and said, "I can't believe you're leaving before me". 
Some of Stewart's more memorable lines:
- After some Republicans refused to pay full taxes, as some of their tax money would fund medical procedures which they thought were "bad", Jon Stewart said: "You can't do that! Tax is tax - you pay it all! If the zoo costs $15, you can't say 'here's $12.50 - I don't like Zebras!'"
- After a Conservative said that the 2010 Haiti Earthquake was "being made to look bigger than it really is, so that it made the Obama administration look better for helping out", Jon Stewart replied with: "I think I've found the source of your Heart Problems - you don't have one!"
- On Bill O'Reilly's show: "Here's what Fox has done, through their cyclonic perpetual emotional machine that is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: They have taken reasonable concerns about this President and this Economy and turned it into full-fledged panic attack about the next coming of Chairman Mao."
- "Lemme get this straight, you and your financial wizards thought housing was the only thing that follow no laws of economics or physics? 'I don't know, man, I thought, uh, housing would simply go up further. Clearly we were confused with our own bonuses'."- 2010
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