Apparently Jon Stewart doesn’t like his family as much as he thought. The comedian just a signed a four-year deal with HBO to produce digital content for HBO NOW and HBO GO.
According to HBO, Stewart’s first project will be timely short-form digital content, which will be refreshed on HBO NOW multiple times throughout the day. Additional projects will be announced as they are confirmed.
“Jon Stewart led a revolution that changed the face of TV comedy on the ‘Daily Show.’ He graced our network nearly 20 years ago, so we’re thrilled to welcome back his immense talents in this next chapter of his career,” said Lombardo.
“I’m so excited to be working with Richard [Plepler], Michael and the entire HBO family. Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me. I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again,” says Stewart.
Jon Stewart became the host of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 1999, stepping down from the show earlier this year. The series recently won three Primetime Emmys®, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series, and has received 23 Primetime Emmys® overall, as well as two Peabody Awards.