“I always knew I shouldn’t have said that.”
— Jon Stewart
Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz was born on this day in New York City, New York, USA in 1962. He is 50 years old today.
He grew up in Lawrenceville, New Jersey where he went to Lawrence High School. He went to William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia where he majored in Chemistry before changing to Psychology. He graduated in 1984.
He worked in a number of jobs after graduation from contract administrator to bartender to puppeteer. He began stand up in 1987, adapting stage name Jon Stewart. He wrote for Caroline’s Comedy Hour on TV then co-hosted the Short Attention Span Theatre on Comedy Central. MTV’s Jon Stewart Show followed.
When Craig Killborn left The Daily Show Stewart took his place behind the big desk. He has won 16 Emmy Awards for his work on The Daily Show.