Jon Stewart Returning to ‘The Daily Show’ as Monday Host Through 2024 Election

he’s back!

Beloved former host reveals he’s rejoining Comedy Central late-night series on a once-a-week basis until 2025

The Daily Show is bringing back beloved former host Jon Stewart on a part-time basis to shepherd the late-night show through the 2024 election season.

Following Trevor Noah’s exit in December 2022, the series spent 2023 relying on a revolving door of special guests and correspondents to hold down the fort while Comedy Central settled on a permanent host. However — despite Roy Wood Jr.’s very public pleadings at the EmmysThe Daily Show has opted not to bring in a full-time host, and instead will have Stewart return for Monday night broadcasts.

Stewart addressed his return on social media, sorta:

“Jon Stewart is the voice of our generation, and we are honored to have him return to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show to help us all make sense of the insanity and division roiling the country as we enter the election season,” Chris McCarthy, President/CEO of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios, said in a statement (via Variety). “In our age of staggering hypocrisy and performative politics, Jon is the perfect person to puncture the empty rhetoric and provide much-needed clarity with his brilliant wit.”


According to Variety, Stewart is expected to serve as Monday night host through the 2024 elections and into 2025. For the Tuesday-through-Thursday episodes, The Daily Show will continue to rotate its roster of correspondents at the hosting desk.  

Stewart joined The Daily Show in 1999 — taking over for original host Craig Kilborn — and remained with the program until 2015, inconveniently leaving before the rise of Trump and the 2016 presidential elections. Following his departure, Stewart directed films like 2014’s Rosewater and 2020’s Irresistible before reentering the political arena with his Apple TV+ series The Problem, which ran from 2021 to 2023 before it was ultimately canceled by the streaming service, opening up an opportunity for Stewart to rejoin The Daily Show.