Many wondered what Jon Stewart’s next move would be after stepping down from host of The Daily Show earlier this year. Well, he’s back! The legendary comedian is set to return to television with short-form digital content. Stewart’s new home will be HBO, which will showcase his shorts on HBO Now, HBO Go, and other platforms. The premium cable network signed a four-year deal with Stewart, giving him a first-look option for additional film and TV ventures. The Daily Show host is partnering with Cloud Graphics company OTOY Inc., to develop timely, short-form digital content. The videos will be posted on HBO’s streaming services throughout the day, refreshing regularly.
“Jon Stewart led a revolution that changed the face of TV comedy on The Daily Show,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo in a Tuesday press release. “He graced our network nearly 20 years ago, so we’re thrilled to welcome back his immense talents in this next chapter of his career.”
Stewart added: “Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me. I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again.”
Stewart’s previous work with HBO includes a stand-up special (Jon Stewart: Unleavened). In addition, he hosted George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and had a recurring role on The Larry Sanders Show.