FILE PHOTO: Jon Stewart holds his awards for Excellent Writing For A Selection Sequence and Excellent Selection Discuss Sequence for Comedy Central’s “The Every day Present With Jon Stewart” through the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Picture
August 30, 2021
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Six years after he stop his satirical “The Every day Present,” Jon Stewart is returning to tv subsequent month with a brand new enterprise taking a look at present affairs in depth.
Apple mentioned on Monday that “The Downside With Jon Stewart” will launch on its Apple TV+ streaming platform on Sept. 30 and sees Stewart taking a deep dive on a single concern of nationwide significance.
In every of the one hour episodes, Stewart, 58, will maintain discussions with individuals affected by a selected matter and discuss “tangible steps that may result in a solutionary path ahead,” Apple mentioned in a press release.
The present will seem each different week and will likely be accompanied by a weekly podcast with the identical title. It is going to embrace “plenty of jokes,” Apple mentioned.
Stewart’s irreverent model of political and media satire made him a beloved determine on tv with affect far past the two to three million nightly viewers of “The Every day Present” on Comedy Central. “The Every day Present” received 20 Emmy Awards throughout his 16-year stint as host.
Stewart stepped apart in 2015 and has since made solely rare public appearances, together with advocating for wounded veterans and for healthcare advantages for first responders who turned in poor health after the Sept. 11, 2001 assaults on New York and Washington D.C.
Final 12 months he wrote and directed a political comedy movie known as “Irresistible,” starring Steve Carell, that drew blended opinions.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; enhancing by Richard Pullin)