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Jon Stewart Inks Four-Year Production Deal With HBO

The funnyman will focus on creating short-form content about current events

by
Hannah Vaitsblit
November 04, 2015
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Jon Stewart (R) talks with first responders while visiting in Washington, D.C. to demand that Congress extend the Zadroga 9/11 health bill, September 16, 2015. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Jon Stewart (R) talks with first responders while visiting in Washington, D.C. to demand that Congress extend the Zadroga 9/11 health bill, September 16, 2015. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Emmy-award winning jokester Jon Stewart couldn’t stay away from a TV gig for too long, not with election season coming up, anyway. On Tuesday, Time Warner announced it had reached a “four year production pact” with Stewart to create content about current events for HBO, reportedly beginning early next year.

It seems that, after a brief hiatus following his The Daily Show exit, Stewart has quickly bored of feeding his pigs pumpkins and growing out his farmer beard, and is now returning to his true calling. And besides, Stewart’s Mets lost, so I imagine he has some energy to further expend.

This time around, you can watch the liberal funnyman’s shtick right on your computer screen, as he’s signed up to produce “short-form digital content,” to be “showcased on HBO NOW, HBO GO and other platforms.”

Hopefully Stewart, in moving from Comedy Central to HBO, won’t forget to keep “let[ting] his people laugh.”

Hannah Vaitsblit is an intern at Tablet.

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