(NEWSER) – Jon Stewart will be joining his former Daily Show understudy John Oliver at HBO, according to a press release from the premium cable network. “Jon Stewart led a revolution that changed the face of TV comedy on The Daily Show,” HBO executive Michael Lombardo says.
“He graced our network nearly 20 years ago [in a stand-up special, Unleavened], so we’re thrilled to welcome back his immense talents in this next chapter of his career.” Stewart signed a four-year production deal with HBO that will initially have him creating short-form digital content for HBO GO and HBO NOW. “Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me," Stewart says. "I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again.”
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