After a yearlong search for Trevor Noah‘s replacement, former longtime host Jon Stewart is returning to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Stewart has agreed to return on Monday nights through the 2024 election, beginning Feb. 12. Stewart posted on X: “Friends. After much reflection I have decided to enter the transfer portal for my last year of eligibility. Excited for the future! 5’7” ish 165 14.8 second 40 #Blessed #NILBABY #TDSnation #LFGM”
The move comes after Stewart prematurely exited his Apple TV+ show The Problem following creative differences over potential topics and guests. Stewart previously spent 16 years at the show, and will be heavily involved as an executive producer on the other nights as well. For the remainder of the week, The Daily Show will have a team of correspondents including Jordan Klepper, Desi Lydic, Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta and Dulcé Sloan.
Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios, said in a statement: “Jon Stewart is the voice of our generation, and we are honored to have him return to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show to help us all make sense of the insanity and division roiling the country as we enter the election season. In our age of staggering hypocrisy and performative politics, Jon is the perfect person to puncture the empty rhetoric and provide much-needed clarity with his brilliant wit.”
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