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Jon Stewart to release a stand-up special for first time in 21 years

In the time since he left THE DAILY SHOW, Jon Stewart has been transitioning into his “mountain man who chops wood and tends to sheep all day” phase, spending more time doing the things he cares about and less being the star of the show, so to speak. His TV appearances don't go beyond fun cameos it seems he’s ready to step back into the spotlight in a big way...
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That was fast - Jon Stewart un-retires into exclusive deal with HBO

So much for kicking back and taking it easy on a farm in the middle of New Jersey... Jon Stewart is getting back to work. Fresh off his retirement from Comedy Central's THE DAILY SHOW earlier this year, the comedian has inked a four-year production deal with HBO that includes a first-look option for other film and TV ventures. Now this does not mean that Stewart will be returning...
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Cool Videos: Jon Stewart's last episode of The Daily Show in 60 seconds

It's amazing to think that Jon Stewart has been on The Daily Show for 16 years. I remember watching him host after Craig Kilborn and immediately thinking, "They got the guy from BIG DADDY?" Now Stewart is synonymous with The Daily Show and despite having recently directed ROSEWATER, it'll be hard to imagine him in any other capacity. Last night marked his final show and for those who...
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Jon Stewart to leave Comedy Central's The Daily Show by the end of 2015

Jon Stewart will leave The Daily Show when his contract expires at the end of 2015, after hosting the late-night show for almost 17 years. Stewart announced the news during Tuesday's taping, and Comedy Central later confirmed he is stepping down as the satirical news program's host. Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless on Jon Stewart exiting The Daily Show:...
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Review: Rosewater

ROSEWATER was originally reviewed as part of our TIFF 2014 coverage. PLOT: The true story of Iranian journalist Maziar Bahri (Gael Garcia Bernal ) who, while covering the 2009 presidential election in Iran, was imprisoned for five months, with the government accusing him of being an American spy REVIEW: It's fitting that Jon Stewart 's directorial debut...
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Powerful first trailer for Jon Stewart's directorial debut Rosewater

Jon Stewart has had a long career as a writer and performer, almost all in the realm of comedy. When he made the jump to hosting THE DAILY SHOW on Comedy Central, Stewart became much more active in the political realm as he was also regarded as an important voice, satirical or otherwise, in the realm of news and journalism. Last year, Stewart took a hiatus from THE DAILY SHOW to make...
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Images and a release date drop for Jon Stewart's directorial debut Rosewater

Things have been quiet for the past year in regards to Jon Stewart 's directorial debut, ROSEWATER, but it looks like may start to pick up as Entertainment Weekly has dropped a few images from production, as well as a theatrical release date (albeit a limited one) of November 7. Actor Gael Bernal playing the journalist Maziar Bahari. For those unaware, ROSEWATER...
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Gael Garcia Bernal cast in Jon Stewart's directorial debut Rosewater

Who knew that this was the path that Jon Stewart would take? Parts in HALF BAKED and BIG DADDY always made me love Stewart, no matter how big or small. Then when THE DAILY SHOW slowly but surely started its rise to the top, we got a different side to the actor and a great one, I might add. All the ass kissing aside, it was certainly intriguing to hear that Stewart was taking on...
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Jon Stewart taking a hiatus from The Daily Show to make his feature film directorial debut

The Daily Show is one of the best ways to unwind on a nightly basis. It is the combination of excellent writing and talented on air staff that makes the show so much fun to watch. But, it is also a huge credit to host Jon Stewart who has shepherded the program for over ten years. But, for the first time since the Craig Kilborn days, there will be a new host of The Daily Show, if...
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The UnPopular Opinion: Death to Smoochy

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! **** SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** Dark comedy comes in two flavors:...
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