Jon Stewart

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Quotes (13)

  • Jon Stewart: (on hypocrasy in Washington) How can Washington criticize Hollywood when they use Hollywood principles to design campaigns? There are no leaders anymore, only studio executives. Our country's chief executive runs focus groups every four years and tries to make sure his movie opens bigger than the other guy's.

  • Jon Stewart: (On his fantasy guest for The Daily Show) I'd like to see some political guests. Somebody like George Stephanopoulos. And hopefully he's enough of a media whore that we can get him on.

  • Jon Stewart: (On The Daily Show) If you're going to give people 20 minutes of news satire, you've also got to give them Tiffani-Amber Thiessen or you're going to have rioting in the streets.

  • Jon Stewart: You just have to keep trying to do good work, and hope that it leads to more good work. I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything. Yes, I want to look back and know that I was terrible at a variety of things.

  • Jon Stewart: (While on Crossfire) I just came on here to say... stop it. Stop hurting America.

  • Jon Stewart: There is no such thing as an impartial jury because there are no impartial people. There are people that argue on the web for hours about who their favorite character on Friends is.

  • Jon Stewart: The night I turned twenty-two, I drank a shot for every year. I was so drunk, I'd just walk up to people in the bar and hit them in the balls. My friends drove me home and left me propped up on the couch holding a bucket. I woke up with vomit all over me. The bucket was clean as a whistle.

  • Jon Stewart: Originally we were going to title it "The Daily Show With Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays Off," but it was too long.

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Trivia (31)

  • Jon bombed his first stand-up routine at the Bitter End club in New York in April 1986. He had four minutes ready to perform, but only got through two. Even after the disappointment, Jon still wanted to be a comic.

  • Jon's favorite sports teams are the New York Knicks and the New York Mets.

  • Before he became a comic, Jon worked at and was fired from many jobs. He even claims he was fired from six stores in one mall. One of his firings was from being a shelf stocker at Woolworth's for diving into a beanbag, which hit some aquariums. He was fired by the Assistant Manager, who happened to be his brother Larry.

  • Jon has three pets. He has a cat named Stan, and two pitbulls named Shamsky and Monkey.

  • Jon has been nominated for 20 Emmys. He has been nominated for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Daily Show from 2001-2008, winning from 2003-2008. He was also nominated in this category for The Colbert Report in 2006 and 2007. He has been nominated for Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program for The Daily Show from 2001-2007, winning in 2001, 2003-2006. He was nominated for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for The Daily Show in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007.

  • In 2008, Jon was nominated for Emmys for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for The Academy Awards, Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program for The Daily Show, Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series for both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

  • Jon was one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive, 2006. He is found in the "Hooray for Gray!" section of the special.

  • Jon Stewart's father was a physicist and left the family when he was ten and is not in contact with him, he sometimes implies that it is why he changed his name.

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