Jon Stewart Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


18th August 2015

Fact: Comedian Jon Stewart has lined up his first gig after departing his popular U.S. talk show The Daily Show earlier this month (Aug15) by hosting WWE's annual wrestling event SummerSlam on 23 August (15). Stewart is a longtime fan of the sport and even appeared in the ring with WWE heavyweight champion Seth Rollins earlier this year (15).


13th September 2013

Fact: Comedian John Oliver is reprising his role as Professor Ian Duncan on U.S. Tv show Community. The actor recently completed an eight-week run filling in for host Jon Stewart on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.


8th May 2012

Fact: Star Wars creator George Lucas, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, rapper will.i.am and comedian Jon Stewart are among the stars who have filmed a video tribute to late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to honour the tech guru at the upcoming Webby Awards. The clip will be played during the ceremony in New York on 21 May (12).


27th January 2011

Quote: "Go at it with the attitude that you're above it all, with an ironic detachment, bordering on contempt. They will eat it up." Former Oscars host Jon Stewart offers James Franco advice for his co-presenting gig at the 2011 Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway.


16th February 2010

Fact: Veteran actress Marlo Thomas is set to bring together the childhood memories of stars including Jerry Seinfeld and U.S. talk show host Jon Stewart for a new book. The 72 year old is putting together a memoir of her own early years, titled Growing Up Laughing, and she's also including contributions from the "star entertainer friends" of her father, comedian Danny Thomas.


26th June 2009

Quote: "When I was waiting in the dressing room, I was really, really hungry and the only thing there was to eat was the bowl of candy. I ate a Snickers and I'm totally cracked out. I can't understand how anyone can eat a kingsize (Snickers). It's insanity. I'm really a savoury girl." Hollywood star Cameron Diaz admits to U.S. talk show host Jon Stewart she was on a sugar high during an interview on The Daily Show on Thursday night (25Jun09).


15th October 2008

Fact: Actor/comedian D.L. HUGHLEY will join the ranks of American comedians-turned-TV hosts Jon Stewart and STEPHEN COLBERT as the new presenter of a political-entertainment show for U.S. news network CNN, which is set to air later this month (Oct08).


25th February 2008

Quote: "Does this town need a hug...? NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, SWEENEY TODD, THERE WILL BE BLOOD. All I can say is, `Thank God for teen pregnancy.'" Oscars host Jon Stewart jokes about the dark movies up for Best Picture with comedy JUNO at the Academy Awards.


25th February 2008

Quote: "DIABLO CODY used to be an exotic dancer and now she's an Oscarnominated screenwriter. I hope you're enjoying the paycut." Oscars host Jon Stewart pokes fun at JUNO writer Cody, a former stripper. Cody won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar.


25th February 2008

Quote: "The town was torn apart by a bitter writers strike but I'm happy to say the fight is over, so tonight, welcome to the make-up sex." Oscars host Jon Stewart opened the 80th Academy Awards by recalling the four-month-long Hollywood hold-out.


6th March 2006

Quote: "I'm a little surprised Cinderella Man didn't win that category... Imagine the difficulty in making Russell Crowe look like he got into a fight." Oscars host Jon Stewart jokes he's surprised CINDERELLA MAN didn't pick up a Best Makeup Academy Award last night (05MAR06).


6th March 2006

Quote: "Schindler's List and Munich... I think I speak for all Jews when I say I can't wait to see what happened to us next." Oscars host Jon Stewart pays an odd tribute to Steven Spielberg's movies.


6th March 2006

Quote: "Right now, around the world, we are being watched by hundreds of millions of people, nearly half of whom are in the process of being adopted by Angelina Jolie." Oscars host Jon Stewart makes light of the Academy Awards' worldwide audience.


6th March 2006

Quote: "Tonight is the night we celebrate excellence in film with me, the fourth male lead from Death to Smoochy." Oscars host Jon Stewart.


6th March 2006

Quote: "If Russell Crowe gets mad at me, it's not like I work at the hotel he's staying at, anyway - he can't throw anything at me." Oscars host Jon Stewart was convinced he'd be OK, even if he was a flop at the Academy Awards.


6th March 2006

Quote: "I get nervous for contestants on American Idol. You don't need to egg me on in terms of anxiety." Oscars host Jon Stewart on his nerves before hosting the big night.


6th March 2006

Quote: "Trying not to curse was the hardest thing." Jon Stewart on the struggles of hosting the biggest event in the showbiz calendar.


6th March 2006

Quote: "I got up at 5.30 this morning, ate half a melon, then did some jazzercise." Oscars host Jon Stewart reveals his preparation for the awards ceremony.


6th March 2006

Quote: "If Russell Crowe gets mad at me, it's not like I work at the hotel he's staying at, anyway - he can't throw anything at me." Oscars host Jon Stewart was convinced he'd be OK, even if he was a flop at the Academy Awards.


6th March 2006

Quote: "I get nervous for contestants on American Idol. You don't need to egg me on in terms of anxiety." Oscars host Jon Stewart on his nerves before hosting the big night.


6th March 2006

Quote: "Finally there's an awards show host that you wanna f**k; like Jon Stewart. I can see myself getting all Heath Ledger on him." CLERKS director Kevin Smith finds Independent Spirit Awards host SARAH SILVERMAN sexy - and fancies his chances with Oscars host Stewart.


4th March 2006

Quote: "I've bombed in front of a lot of different audiences. This will just be the most famous audience." Jon Stewart on his fears he'll make a mess of hosting the Oscars on Sunday (05MAR06).


3rd March 2006

Quote: "I have two of the same tuxes because they don't trust that when I'm eating backstage that I won't ruin it." Oscars host Jon Stewart reveals his handlers are making sure the comic looks good at the Academy Awards.


2nd March 2006

Quote: "I'll probably shave, go with a little hygiene - maybe a little comb of the hair." Oscars host Jon Stewart talks up his pre-show ritual.


1st March 2006

Quote: "I don't think I'll be doing it in Spanglish. I think people can rest assured that it won't be in Aramaic. Chances are there will be no frontal (nudity)." Oscars host Jon Stewart plans to keep his Academy Awards job clean and understandable.


1st March 2006

Quote: <p>"This year they're gonna try something different. Just right before the announcement I'm just gonna write whatever name pops into my head on a card - and that's who wins." Oscars host Jon Stewart jokes he's in charge of who wins what on Sunday (05MAR06). </p>


27th February 2006

Quote: <p>"CHRIS (ROCK) said, 'Go there with a passport, $10,000 and a fake beard. And if you have to head to Mexico, you head to Mexico.'" Comedian Chris Rock gives advice to new Oscar host Jon Stewart. </p>


16th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I should have held out for a basket of some sort, some kind of fruit. (I was) stupid." First-time Oscars host Jon Stewart thinks Academy Awards bosses got him cheap. </p>


6th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I was never thought of as good-looking until I had a television show. In America, being on television automatically makes you beautiful. You could put a cantaloupe on television in America and someone would want to f**k it." US talk show host Jon Stewart is sceptical about his sex appeal. </p>


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