HBO announced a deal with former Daily Show host Jon Stewart.
That retirement thing did not go long for Jon Stewart. The former Daily Show host has signed a deal with HBO. The four year deal kicks off with the production of digital shorts running on HBO NOW and HBO GO.
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Jon Stewart also gets a first look option for other film and TV ventures at HBO.
The first digital short is already defined. Stewart will view current events through his unique prism. Working with the pioneering cloud graphics company OTOY Inc., he is developing new technology that will allow him to produce timely short-form digital content, which will be refreshed on HBO NOW multiple times throughout the day. Additional projects will be announced as they are confirmed.
“Jon Stewart led a revolution that changed the face of TV comedy on the ‘Daily Show,’” said Lombardo. “He graced our network nearly 20 years ago, so we’re thrilled to welcome back his immense talents in this next chapter of his career.”
Jon Stewart left Comedy Central's Daily Show after 15 years. He retired in August. For a couple weeks Trevor Noah has hosted the new Daily Show.
“I’m so excited to be working with Richard [Plepler], Michael and the entire HBO family,” says Stewart. “Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me. I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again.”
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Daily Show correspondent and interims host John Oliver has found a home at HBO since quite a while. He hosts the weekly Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. Now Jon Stewart is also at HBO, jumping from basic cable to premium.