A popular culture snark-fest below its authentic host, Craig Kilborn, “The Day by day Present” developed right into a topical satire after Stewart took over in 1999, and it grew to become a news source for parts of its viewers, whilst Stewart maintained that his main aim was to entertain, not inform. It was additionally a prolific expertise incubator: Alumni together with Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha Bee and Hasan Minhaj went on to host their very own exhibits. Others, like Steve Carell, Ed Helms and Jessica Williams, discovered success in Hollywood.
It was one other former “Day by day Present” correspondent, Noah, who succeeded Stewart as host. However the present’s rankings and profile declined, a part of a common downturn within the cultural relevance of late-night exhibits within the streaming age. On the similar time, Stewart’s personal post-“Day by day Present” skilled efforts have been lackluster. A deal to develop a topical animated present for HBO went nowhere, and his discuss present for Apple TV+, “The Downside With Jon Stewart,” ended final 12 months after 20 episodes when Stewart and Apple executives disagreed over the present’s artistic route.
There was maybe a refined reference to Stewart’s earlier job on “The Day by day Present” on Monday evening. “We’re going to have a lot we’re going to speak about this 12 months,” he mentioned. “Clearly, the elections, perhaps we’ll speak about China, perhaps we’ll speak about A.I., perhaps one thing just a little lighter, Israel-Palestine.” Synthetic intelligence and China have been two of the themes that created friction at “The Downside.”
“The Downside” by no means acquired a lot traction, apart from producing just a few viral interview clips and receiving an Emmy nomination final 12 months for excellent selection discuss sequence. In a twist, that award went as an alternative to “The Day by day Present,” the one time the Noah model received. Stewart’s “Day by day Present” received the award for excellent selection sequence award 10 instances in a row, from 2003 to 2012.
In an interview on “CBS Mornings” on Monday, Stewart mentioned he’s returning to “The Day by day Present” as a result of he needs a platform throughout the election.