After studying psychology at the College of William and Mary, he worked a variety of odd jobs before testing his skills on the New York City stand-up circuit and eventually landing a gig as host of his own eponymous show on MTV, "The Jon Stewart Show" (1993-95). But it was his run as host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" that would come to define Stewart's career, earning him multiple Emmy Awards, critical acclaim and a reputation as an everyman with a nose for hypocrisy.
Stewart's best-known work on the big screen includes supporting roles in Big Daddy (1999) and Death to Smoochy (2002). He was also tapped to host the Oscars in 2006 and 2008.
In 2011, Egyptian heart surgeon Bassem Youssef traded his scalpel for a microphone and soon became the most popular satirical voice on Egyptian television with "Al Bernameg," a show that regularly tests the tolerance of government authorities.
- Big Daddy
- Mixed Nuts
- Death to Smoochy
- Just for Laughs: Stand-Up: Vol. 3
- Since You've Been Gone
- Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns
- Comedy Central Salutes George W. Bush
- Best of the Larry Sanders Show
- Dr. Katz: The Complete Series
- Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Vol. 3
- Roast of Denis Leary: Uncensored
- The Daily Show: Indecision 2004
- Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary
- Twisted: A Balloonamentary
- A Colbert Christmas
- Lord, Save Us from Your Followers