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Jon Stewart Makes a Part-Time Comeback to “The Daily Show” for the 2024 Election Cycle

Cropped Image of Jon Stewart at the Jon Stewart at USO Metro 35th Annual Awards Dinner, taken by Jim Greenhill

As reported by Axios, Jon Stewart is slated to make a notable return to “The Daily Show” as its executive producer and part-time host. Starting February 12, Stewart will helm the show every Monday evening through the 2024 election cycle, as announced by Paramount.

This comeback marks a significant reunion for Comedy Central, a Paramount subsidiary, with Stewart. He previously transformed “The Daily Show” into a cultural and political touchstone during his tenure as host from 1999 to 2015.

Stewart’s return is seen as a strategic move to bring a familiar and influential figure back to the program, especially after its period without a permanent host following Trevor Noah’s departure in 2022.

“The Daily Show” will continue its regular airing schedule from Monday to Thursday at 11pm ET, with Stewart hosting only on Mondays. The show will rely on a rotating team of correspondents for the remaining days. Paramount emphasized that Stewart would serve as the executive producer for every episode in 2023 and 2024, but his on-screen presence will be limited to Mondays.

Mondays have been identified as the most-watched day of the week for the show, providing Stewart an optimal platform to update audiences on news developments from the weekend. His involvement is expected to be a significant boost for the program, which, like other late-night shows, has faced challenges retaining viewers in the streaming era.

Stewart’s influence on “The Daily Show” and beyond is well recognized, having launched the careers of several current and former late-night hosts, including Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and Samantha Bee. Since leaving the show, Stewart has been involved in various projects, including his own Apple TV+ series, ‘The Problem With Jon Stewart,’ which concluded last year.