Jon Stewart Coming to HBO For 2016 Election

We couldn’t imagine going through a presidential election without him. Now we don’t have to.

HBO just announced they have signed a four-year deal with Jon Stewart  to produce content which will…wait for it… be exclusive to the HBO Now platform.

FILE - This Nov. 30, 2011 file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York. The 18th edition of "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," has just been released, the first for the electronic age and a chance to take in some of the new faces, events and catchphrases of the past 10 years. General editor Geoffrey O'Brien says he has expanded upon the trend set by his predecessor, Justin Kaplan, of incorporating popular culture into an anthology once known for classical citations. Shakespeare and the Bible still reign, but room also has been made for Steve Jobs, Madonna and Michael Moore, Justin Timberlake and Jon Stewart. (AP Photo/Brad Barket, file)

I suppose that keeps him from directly competing with John Oliver. But he wouldn’t anyway. Because unlike John Oliver, who is long attention span, deep dive comedy. Jon Stewart is aiming for the short attention span crowd.

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From the press release:

In his first project for HBO under the new deal, Stewart will view current events through his unique prism. Working with the pioneering cloud graphics company OTOY Inc., he is developing new technology that will allow him to produce timely short-form digital content, which will be refreshed on HBO NOW multiple times throughout the day. Additional projects will be announced as they are confirmed.

So basically, it will be like Jon Stewart, the twitter feed. On HBO Now.

“I’m so excited to be working with Richard [Plepler], Michael and the entire HBO family,” says Stewart. “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.”

With a primary that looks like Bush won’t make it to, but Trump and Carson will, a little comedy now and then will be all we’ll need to help get us through. Thanks Jon.

 

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