Jon Stewart announces first stand-up specials in 20 years
Jon Stewart hasn't had a stand-up special since 1996. (He was busy for a lot of those years since, hosting The Daily Show, which he started in 1999 retired from in 2015.) That will change soon, though, as he's just announced he'll be doing two for HBO, still untitled and no release dates yet. "I’m really thrilled to be able to return to stand-up on HBO,” Stewart said in an official statement. ”They’ve always set the standard for great stand-up specials. Plus, I can finally use up the last of the Saddam Hussein jokes left over from my first special." Glad to have you back, Jon. While you wait, you can watch his 1996 special, Unleavened, below.
In other news, Jon will again host this year's "Night of Too Many Stars" benefit show which happens at November 18 at Madison Square Garden. Stewart used to host this on Comedy Central, but now with his deal with HBO, it will move to there this year, featuring “performances, sketches, and short films” with proceeds going to Robert Smigel’s NEXT for AUTISM foundation. Details still TBA