Jon Stewart is a comedian, writer, and political commentator best known for hosting “The Daily Show”, a satirical news program on Comedy Central. Before Stewart became the Emmy-winning comedian he is today, he graduated from the College Of William & Mary, where he studied chemistry until he switched to psychology. After graduating, Stewart held a number of jobs, including a bartender at the legendary City Gardens in Trenton, New Jersey. According to Stewart, this was a pivotal moment in his life because it introduced him to other creative people who inspired him to return to New York City to pursue comedy. By 1992, Stewart made his first big break on “The Larry Sanders Show”, where he became as much a part of the show as the regular performers. Stewart then emerged as a comedic television personality when he joined “The Daily Show” in 1999 as the host. “The Daily Show” continued to make audiences laugh under Stewart until 2015, when he officially retired from the show. Now, Stewart continues to share his comedy and political views in special appearances and performances.
During his time on “The Daily Show”, Stewart discussed many topical issues, including the legalization of marijuana. On one particular live taping of his show, Stewart put his face in a mason jar for a sketch, which he called his staff out for because someone was clearly storing weed in the jar before. Stewart also expressed his views on cannabis during the segment “Uncle Jonny’s Super Kush Totally Chillaxed Stick-icky Informative Marijuana News Report”, which features Stewart in a rainbow clown wig and hippie glasses. Thankfully his former correspondent Jessica Williams came in to stop Stewart’s behavior, “You’re making everyone look bad. Pot isn’t just for shirtless old dudes with bongos, it’s a non-addictive proven effective medical treatment that is now raising much needed tax revenue for like schools, libraries, and roads.”