The Ultimate Jon Stewart Quiz


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Jon Stewart was epic as the host of "The Daily Show," and his departure was mourned. See how much you know about this comedian, his legendary show and careers he helped launch over the years.

Where did Jon Stewart grow up?

Stewart was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey.


True or false: Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz.

He legally changed his last name to Stewart.


Where did Jon Stewart attend college?

Stewart attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.


What Comedy Central show did Jon Stewart begin hosting in 1989?

After moving to New York City in 1986, Stewart began hosting Comedy Central's "Short Attention Span Theater" three years later.


What was the name of Jon Stewart's talk show on MTV?

"The Jon Stewart Show" was MTV's first talk show.


What HBO show did Jon Stewart appear on regularly as himself?

Throughout the 1990s, Stewart appeared regularly as himself on HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show."


Who was the first host of "The Daily Show" before Jon Stewart took over?

Craig Kilborn was host of "The Daily Show" from 1996-1998.


True or false: Stephen Colbert made Jon Stewart cry on his final episode of "The Daily Show."

Colbert got serious and sincerely thanked Stewart for being so good at his job, leaving Stewart in tears.


When did Jon Stewart take over for Craig Kilborn on "The Daily Show"?

Stewart's first day as host of "The Daily Show" was Jan. 11, 1999.


Jon Stewart went to Capitol Hill twice to help what group get a bill passed?

Stewart went to Capitol Hill on behalf of 9/11 first responders, advocating for the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.


What Washington event did Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert coordinate just before the 2010 midterm elections?

Stewart and Colbert arranged the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear as a parody of events by conservative commentators Glenn Beck and the Rev. Al Sharpton, as well as to get serious dialogue going on issues of the day.


What 2001 award show did Jon Stewart host?

Stewart has hosted numerous award shows, including the 2001 and 2002 Grammys and the Academy Awards in 2006 and 2008.


What 2012 presidential candidate's press secretary said Jon Stewart's interview was the candidate's toughest?

President Barack Obama's press secretary Jay Carney said Stewart's interview with Obama with was his toughest.


True or false: Stewart is a talented writer and has works published in The New Yorker and Esquire.

He has also authored multiple books.


True or false: Jon Stewart's first book is titled "Naked Pictures of Famous People."

The book, which was published in 1998, is a collection of satirical essays.


What is the name of Jon Stewart's directorial debut film?

In 2013, Stewart announced that he was taking a break from "The Daily Show" to work on his directorial debut, "Rosewater."


Who replaced Jon Stewart as host on "The Daily Show" while he was directing "Rosewater"?

John Oliver filled in for Stewart for three months.


True or false: Rosewater, which Jon Stewart wrote and directed, is based on the true story of an Iranian-Canadian journalist who is detained and brutally interrogated by Iranian forces who believe he is a spy.

Stewart said he did the film after Maziar Bahari was interviewed on "The Daily Show" and arrested shortly afterward.


When was Jon Stewart's final day as host of "The Daily Show"?

Stewart hosted for 16 years, until Aug. 6, 2015.


True or false: Hillary Clinton, Bill O'Reilly, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Wolf Blitzer and Rahm Emanuel were just a few of the guests who appeared on the final episode of "The Daily Show."

This is true. The list of guests who appeared is far too long to include here.


Who replaced Jon Stewart as host of "The Daily Show"?

South African comic Trevor Noah is the current host of "The Daily Show."


How many awards was "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" nominated for?

It was nominated for 125 awards and won 54, including 23 Emmys and a Peabody Award.


What animal sanctuary did Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey partner with to open an animal rescue/sanctuary in New Jersey?

Jon and Tracey Stewart are partnering with Farm Sanctuary, a leading farm animal protection organization, to open the organization's fourth location at their New Jersey farm.


What cable network did Jon Stewart sign a four-year deal with?

Stewart signed a deal with HBO to create short-form digital content for the HBO Go and HBO Now streaming services.


What did Jon Stewart call Donald Trump on David Axelrod's podcast, "The Axe Files With David Axelrod"?

Among other insults, Stewart said "he is a man-baby" during a live taping of "The Axe Files."


True or false: "The Daily Show" set a record by winning the Emmy for outstanding variety, music or comedy series for nine straight years.

The show won the Emmy every year from 2003 to 2012.


True or false: George W. Bush was the first sitting president to appear on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart."

It was President Barack Obama; he appeared on the show twice after taking office.


True or false: Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly had an epic debate Oct. 6, 2012, in Washington that was live streamed. It was dubbed "The Rumble Across the Beltway: O'Reilly vs. Stewart."

The debate did take place, but it was actually called "The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium: O'Reilly vs. Stewart 2012."


Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show" have helped launch the careers of what successful actors and comedians?

Besides the obvious Stephen Colbert, big names like Steve Carell, John Oliver, Lewis Black and Samantha Bee all got big breaks from Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show."


True or false: A 2009 poll conducted by Time magazine named Jon Stewart America’s most trusted newscaster.

This is true, despite the fact that "The Daily Show" isn't even a real newscast. Take that CNN.


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