A popular culture snark-fest below its authentic host, Craig Kilborn, “The Daily Show” developed right into a topical satire after Stewart took over in 1999, and it turned a information supply for parts of its viewers, whilst Stewart maintained that his major aim was to entertain, not inform. It was additionally a prolific expertise incubator: Alumni together with Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha Bee and Hasan Minhaj went on to host their very own reveals. Others, like Steve Carell, Ed Helms and Jessica Williams, discovered success in Hollywood.
It was one other former “Daily Show” correspondent, Noah, who succeeded Stewart as host. But the present’s rankings and profile declined, a part of a normal downturn within the cultural relevance of late-night reveals within the streaming age. At the identical time, Stewart’s personal post-“Daily Show” skilled efforts have been lackluster. A deal to develop a topical animated present for HBO went nowhere, and his speak present for Apple TV+, “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” ended final yr after 20 episodes when Stewart and Apple executives disagreed over the present’s artistic route.
There was maybe a refined reference to Stewart’s earlier job on “The Daily Show” on Monday evening. “We’re going to have so much we’re going to talk about this year,” he stated. “Obviously, the elections, maybe we’ll talk about China, maybe we’ll talk about A.I., maybe something a little lighter, Israel-Palestine.” Artificial intelligence and China had been two of the themes that created friction at “The Problem.”
“The Problem” by no means obtained a lot traction, other than producing a couple of viral interview clips and receiving an Emmy nomination final yr for excellent selection speak sequence. In a twist, that award went as a substitute to “The Daily Show,” the one time the Noah model gained. Stewart’s “Daily Show” gained the award for excellent selection sequence award 10 instances in a row, from 2003 to 2012.
In an interview on “CBS Mornings” on Monday, Stewart stated he’s returning to “The Daily Show” as a result of he desires a platform in the course of the election.