The Evening Standard

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart back in the spotlight to turn his attention to problems with current politics.

June 30, 2020

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart is back in the spotlight to turn his attention to the problem with current politics.

Jon Stewart has been out of the spotlight for a little while.

The comedian, who hosted The Daily Show for 16 years until 2015, has gone quiet ever since he left the satirical programme and was replaced by Trevor Noah.

Now he is back with a political satire he has written and directed, about a local election that ends up being thrust into the national spotlight.

“It’s kind of odd,” he says frankly from the attic of his house, where the 57-year-old is seated in front of his now-grown up children’s old chalkboard, covered in their doodles.