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Stewart had a pay-per-view online debate with Fox News host [[Bill O'Reilly]] on October 6, 2012, at George Washington University, with half of the proceeds going to charity.<ref>[http://www.therumble2012.com/index.html The Rumble 2012]</ref>
 
Stewart had a pay-per-view online debate with Fox News host [[Bill O'Reilly]] on October 6, 2012, at George Washington University, with half of the proceeds going to charity.<ref>[http://www.therumble2012.com/index.html The Rumble 2012]</ref>
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Stewart was born in the wealthy, nearly entirely all-white town of Lawrenceville, [[New Jersey]], where the combined African American and Hispanic population is less than 10%. He graduated from the [[College of William and Mary]] in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1984, where he studied psychology and played on the men's [[soccer]] team.
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Stewart was born in the wealthy, nearly entirely all-white town of Lawrenceville, [[New Jersey]], where the African American and Hispanic populations combined total less than 10%. He graduated from the expensive, private [[College of William and Mary]] in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1984, where he studied psychology and played on the men's [[soccer]] team.
  
 
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Jon Stewart has co-written, with other writers of ''The Daily Show'', ''[[America (The Book)|America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction]]'', which satirizes the American political system, and ''Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race''. Both are crude books full of sophomoric humor such as swearing, vulgarity, tasteless sexual references, and objectionable Photoshopped pictures. Both contain a heavy [[liberal]] slant.
 
Jon Stewart has co-written, with other writers of ''The Daily Show'', ''[[America (The Book)|America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction]]'', which satirizes the American political system, and ''Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race''. Both are crude books full of sophomoric humor such as swearing, vulgarity, tasteless sexual references, and objectionable Photoshopped pictures. Both contain a heavy [[liberal]] slant.
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Latest revision as of 10:49, 19 May 2017

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Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz on November 28, 1962) is an American liberal comedian, whose hosting of the Oscars in 2008 set the modern record for its smallest number of viewers: it "drew the worst ratings ... of the modern era. Whoever came because of Stewart was more than offset by those who tuned out."[1]

Stewart appeared in several bad movies, including "Big Daddy," "The Faculty," "Half Baked," and "Death To Smoochy." Because his movies almost always do very badly (critically and financially) people say that there is a "Jon Stewart Curse" that he brings to all his movies.

Jon Stewart has described himself as "more of a socialist or an independent than a Democrat."[2] Roger Ailes mentioned that Stewart told him he is an atheist.[3] He is best known as the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and for his political satire.

Stewart held a "Rally to Restore Sanity" on October 30, 2010, and the following Tuesday voters elected conservatives in an historic landslide.

Stewart had a pay-per-view online debate with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on October 6, 2012, at George Washington University, with half of the proceeds going to charity.[4]

Early life

Stewart was born in the wealthy, nearly entirely all-white town of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where the African American and Hispanic populations combined total less than 10%. He graduated from the expensive, private College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1984, where he studied psychology and played on the men's soccer team.

Family

Stewart lives with his wife Tracey Stewart (née McShane) in New York City. They have two children.

Books

Jon Stewart has co-written, with other writers of The Daily Show, America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, which satirizes the American political system, and Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race. Both are crude books full of sophomoric humor such as swearing, vulgarity, tasteless sexual references, and objectionable Photoshopped pictures. Both contain a heavy liberal slant.

See also

Notes and References

  1. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2011/11/billy-crystal-what-if-the-oscars-want-to-stay-old.html
  2. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0012/15/lkl.00.html
  3. Roger Ailes Says Jon Stewart Told Him He's an Atheist and a Socialist, Newsbusters.org, November 18, 2010
  4. The Rumble 2012