For those of you missing Jon Stewart skewering election candidates, you are in luck! Stewart will be joining Stephen Colbert on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday, according to Vulture. Colbert will be doing two weeks of live shows to cover the conventions, and who better to help him kick it off?
Jon Stewart has not been quiet about the election and has been skewering both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in various interviews. When talking to David Axelrod for The Axe Files podcast, Stewart said that Republican nominee Trump was a “thin-skinned hypocrite” and a “man baby.”
Secretary Clinton didn’t get off much easier with Stewart saying that she is “a very bright woman without the courage of her convictions.” Stewart did go on to clarify that Clinton is preferable to Trump, but that he would vote for Mr. T before he voted for Trump, so it wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement.
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Many have missed his hilarious bits about elections, and it was hoped that he would delay his retirement until after the November 2016 vote. When asked why he decided to call it a day before an election — which is gold for comedians particularly with a candidate like Donald Trump in the mix — Jon Stewart said that it was just time for him to go. The Guardian reported that Stewart wasn’t unhappy or dissatisfied with the show; it just didn’t bring him the same satisfaction it had before.
Despite retiring from The Daily Show, Jon Stewart hasn’t exactly been living the lazy life, nor has he been completely absent from television. Along with his wife Tracey, Stewart opened an animal sanctuary in New Jersey. The couple purchased a 12-acre farm in 2013 with the intention of rescuing farm animals.
The Stewarts’ farm is called Bufflehead Farm and is located in Middleton, New Jersey. The sanctuary is home to cows, sheep, goats, turkeys, and more, according to Mother Nature Network. They are enjoying their venture so much that they have partnered with the national animal rescue Farm Sanctuary, and will be their official New Jersey branch.
Jon Stewart’s Farm Sanctuary due to open spring of 2017! https://t.co/QV2ZFL1t2T
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Jon Stewart and his family are so dedicated to this cause that they have purchased an additional 45-acre plot of land in Colts Neck, New Jersey, where the paperwork states that the farm will be used for “Abused farm animals rescued from slaughter houses, kill piles, live markets and roadsides would be housed and rehabilitated at the farm. The animals would live out their natural lives experiencing individual care and compassion by a licensed veterinarian.”
You might be surprised to learn that Stewart hasn’t fully retired from the television business despite the success of his animal sanctuary. Jon Stewart is one of four executive producers for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, so he still has his hand in late night comedy. According to Colbert, Stewart is someone that he “trusts completely” and he told Ad Week that Stewart is a “constant resource” for him.
Stephen Colbert is not the only talk show host doing special coverage of the Republican and Democratic Conventions. Bill Maher and HBO will be trying something completely new, with Maher doing four additional shows for some post-convention wrap-up. According to Variety, on July 20 and 21 Maher will be doing two half-hour shows to examine the RNC, and then he will be doing two half-hour shows on July 27 and 28 to give his rundown of the DNC.
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Don’t forget to tune into The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday at 11:35 p.m. on CBS to see Jon Stewart help Colbert kick off coverage of the Republican National Convention. We don’t know exactly what Stewart will be doing on the show, but we know it will be great!
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