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Comedian, Writer, Actor, Director
Jon Stewart is one of America’s top social and comedic figures. As the former host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Stewart has interviewed such political luminaries as former presidents Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, as well as Hillary Clinton, John McCain, John Edwards, and celebrities like Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, and George Clooney. As The New York Times best-selling author of both EARTH (THE BOOK): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race and AMERICA (THE BOOK): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction, Stewart was also the co-creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning The Colbert Report. Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart have received 44 Emmy Award nominations and won 18. In 2001 and 2005, the show received the Peabody Award for its campaign coverage of “Indecision 2000” and “Indecision 2004.” In addition to gracing the cover of Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and GQ, Stewart was Entertainment Weekly’s “Entertainer of the Year” and Variety’s “New York Entertainer of the Year” in 2004. He was named to Time's inaugural Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people.