30 AUG 2021

Apple+ to launch "The Problem With Jon Stewart" next month

The show will serve as a comeback for "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart, who is known for his brand of political media through his 16-year tenure as a host. It is set to launch on 30th September.

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 Apple Inc will soon debut "The Problem With Jon Stewart," featuring ex co-host Jon Stewart six years after ending his 16-year tenure with mega-hit Comedy Central show.

The 58-year-old host is returning for the new venture. The platform confirmed the launch for  Apple TV+ streaming platform on 30th September covering political topics related to the US. 

Each one of the one hour episodes will show Stewart leading discussions with people affected by a particular topic and talk about "tangible steps that can lead to a solutionary path forward," Apple said in a statement. "The show will appear every other week and will be accompanied by a weekly podcast with the same name. It will include "lots of jokes."

His political and media experience helped the popular show garner 2 to 3 million viewers and 20 Emmy awards. Stewart stepped aside in 2015 and has since made only infrequent public appearances, including advocating for wounded veterans and for healthcare benefits for first responders who became ill after the 11th Sept, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington D.C. Last year he wrote and directed a political comedy film called "Irresistible," starring Steve Carell, that drew mixed reviews.