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Jon Stewart to Return to Daily Show — But (Of Course) There's a Twist

Couldn’t stay away, couldja Jon Stewart?

The former Daily Show host will return to the Comedy Central late-night seriesthis week, only this time, he’ll be seated on the other side of the desk.

Stewart will appear on Monday’s episode to exhort Congress to move on a Sept. 11 bill. The series tweeted the announcement, with a photo, on Monday afternoon…

… which new host Trevor Noah then followed with his own take.

In August, Stewart signed off after 17 years as Daily Show host with a final episode that included tons of correspondents past and present, celebrity cameos and a performance by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

The bill, of which Stewart has been an advocate for some time, would ensure that health and compensation programs for Sept. 11 first responders would continue. Some of those programs began to expire this year.

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  1. Angela says:

    Aw, awesome. No doubt he’ll receive quite the enthusiastic welcome when he stops by.
    And it’s awesome to see him still fighting the good fight on this 9/11 issue. I remember how passionate he was about it on the show. Fingers crossed the bill gets its much needed and deserved support.

    • Don’t just cross your fingers. Do something.
      Contact Mitch McConnell, who is single-handledly blocking this from getting through Congress for purely political reasons, and tell him this isn’t acceptable. If you’re from Kentucky, this is even more important.

      • Angela says:

        Oh, yeah, I didn’t mean to imply that crossing fingers was all we could or should do. Just sharing hope. I’m not from Kentucky, but now that I know precisely who to contact, I will definitely let McConnell know.
        That was an excellent segment with Jon last night. I’m glad to see he’s still got that fire and passion for these important issues. And learning that only one of the five people who were interviewed about this in 2010 was still alive was utterly heartbreaking and made me even angrier.

  2. peterwdawson says:

    Not a shock he’d come back for this. The Zadroga Act, you would think, is one of the most slam-dunk easy to pass things ever, and to have a bill that, without its pass, could literally see 9/11 First Responders drop dead, who the hell would want to be the ones to blame for that? The fact that both sides have let it come to this is pretty sad (though thankfully is sound like Senator Portland is now on it).

  3. Mr. Tran K says:

    Can’t believe how much Jon Stewart has changed after an amazing 17 years as host of The Daily Show. Hope WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) should booked him sometime in the near future and someday he’ll become a color commentator but NOT as a wrestler. :-)