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Jon Stewart

Comedian

Jon Stewart is considered one of America’s top social and comedic voices. When Stewart took over as anchor of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, The New York Times declared that he had “breathed new life into a show that hadn’t even seemed to need it.” Over the past 10 years, Stewart has redefined political satire in America from his perch, as executive producer and host of The Daily Show.

To date, Stewart and The Daily Show have won 16 Emmy Awards, including nine consecutive awards for “Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.” Stewart was nominated for “Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program” in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and in 2008, as host of the 80th Annual Academy Awards. In 2001, The Daily Show received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for its “Indecision 2000″ campaign coverage, and again in 2005 for “Indecision 2004.” The show has been honored by the Television Critics Association for “Outstanding Achievement in News and Information” in both 2003 and 2005; winning over traditional news shows in the category. In 2010, The Daily Show made TIME magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME” list.

Stewart is also the best-selling author of America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction, which topped The New York Times best seller list for 18 consecutive weeks and was named Book of the Year in 2004 by Publishers Weekly.