Jon Stewart is returning to The Daily Show, part time

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The Daily Show finally hired a host. That long-awaited leader is... Jon Stewart, who will be returning to the hosting desk eight years after initially stepping down in 2015.

According to Deadline, Stewart is returning to the show every Monday night—apparently the show’s most-watched time slot—throughout the election cycle. The venerated commentator, who hosted the show for over 15 years, will begin his tenure on February 12. He’s also on board to executive produce every episode of the show throughout 2025 in order to help “shape” its future.

“Jon Stewart is the voice of our generation, and we are honored to have him return to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show to help us all make sense of the insanity and division roiling the country as we enter the election season,” said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios in a statement (via Deadline). “In our age of staggering hypocrisy and performative politics, Jon is the perfect person to puncture the empty rhetoric and provide much-needed clarity with his brilliant wit.”

The rest of the week will be hosted by the show’s rotating door of correspondents, currently including Desi Lydic, Michael Kosta and Ronny Chieng as well as Jordan Klepper.

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