Jon Stewart said goodbye to The Daily Show and Hell’s Kitchen six years ago. Now he’s set to return to television next month with The Problem With Jon Stewart — and he’s been recording the first episodes of the show on W57th Street.
The show will stream on Apple TV+ starting on Thursday, September 30, and the new venture is taking a deep dive into current affairs. Each hour-long program will deal with a single issue of national importance. “Stewart will be in discussion with the people who are impacted by the issue — as well as those who have a hand in creating the impact. Together, they will discuss tangible steps that can lead to a solutionary path forward,” said Apple in a press release.
Stewart quit The Daily Show back in 2015. During his 16 years as host, the show won 20 Emmy Awards. In recent weeks, we reported that The Daily Show has moved from its Hell’s Kitchen home after 25 years. Since leaving the show, Stewart has spent time advocating for healthcare benefits for first responders who became ill after 9/11.
Stewart, 58, stressed that the show will also include “lots of jokes.” Episodes will air once every two weeks and there will be a companion podcast. Stewart shared the first teaser of the show on Twitter yesterday.