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Name: Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz                                                     
Born: 28 November 1962 New York City, New York, United States                       
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American       
comedian, satirist, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known as the host of     
Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and for his political satire.                     
Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but later branched out to television,       
hosting Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central. He went on to host his     
own show on MTV, called The Jon Stewart Show, and then hosted another show on       
MTV called You Wrote It, You Watch It.                                               
Stewart became the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in early 1999. He is     
also a writer and co-producer of the show. After Stewart joined, The Daily Show     
steadily gained popularity and critical acclaim leading to his first Emmy Award     
in 2001. Stewart himself has also gained significant notoriety as a vocal,           
outspoken critic of the Bush administration and of personality-driven media         
shows, in particular Bill O'Reilly and the Fox News Channel. Critics say             
Stewart benefits from a double standard: he critiques other news shows from the     
safe, removed position of his "mock news" desk. However the validity of             
this distinction is challenged by a number of critics, researchers, and even         
supporters, some of whom have awarded The Daily Show with news and journalism       
Stewart co-wrote America (The Book), which was one of the top fifteen best-sellers   
in the US in 2004. Stewart hosted the 78th Academy Awards and the 80th               
Academy Awards.