Jon Stewart, longtime host of The Daily Show and current host of The Problem with Jon Stewart on Apple TV+ — and to many folks a sort of comedic conscience of the nation — will take your calls on Thursday, February 23.
That’s the same day the streaming service said six new episodes of Stewart’s show would air weekly starting Friday, March 3.
Meanwhile, he’s doing a livestream on the The Problem‘s YouTube channel at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. “He’ll be taking your calls,” the show tweeted.
Call in on YouTube Thursday at 6 p.m. PT to ask Jon Stewart questions
News of the livestream came in the form of a tweet Wednesday (see below) in which the show urged people to call in at the appointed time. It provided the date, time and YouTube channel. It promised, “Details to come. Subscribe so you don’t miss it at theproblem.link/TouTube.”
Comedian Jon Stewart is most famous for his turn as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central between 1999 and 2015. The topical news-comedy half hour broached serious subjects with scathing satire.
It proved to be a launchpad for comedy luminaries like Stephen Colbert, John Oliver and Samantha Bee — all of whom went on to host their own shows — plus Steve Carrell, who became a movie actor.
Follows The Daily Show with The Problem with Jon Stewart on Apple TV+
In September 2021, after several years away from TV work in which he launched an animal sanctuary in New Jersey, Stewart returned to the small screen with The Problem with Jon Stewart on Apple TV+.
The new show took a more-in-depth and somewhat more-serious approach to covering newsworthy subjects. Each episode goes in-depth on a single topic. Season 2 of the show premiered in October 2022 and has six episodes completed, available to stream along with season 1 on Apple TV+.
The show resumes Friday and will air six more episodes weekly, Apple TV+ said Thursday. Here’s a brief description from the streaming service:
Upcoming interviews include Stewart sitting down with General David Petraeus to discuss defense; State Senator Natham Dahm (R-OK) about crimes and guns; Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) about prison reform and rehabilitation, and for the first time ever the series will travel abroad for Stewart to speak with foreign policy leaders.
It remains to be seen what Stewart will discuss on Thursday evening.
In the meantime, check out this bit from Jimmy Kimmel Live! where Stewart, now 60 years old, begins works at the Genius Bar in an Apple Store, humorously failing to provide tech help. And his PSA aimed at helping the clueless find Apple TV+ is worth a look and a laugh.
On a more serious note (sorta), in April 2022 Stewart won the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
So he’s kind of a big deal. You should call him on Thursday. And give the TV show a try, too.
.@JonStewart is hosting a @TheProblem livestream! Tune into our YouTube channel on Thu, Feb. 23 at 9 PM ET. We'll be taking your calls! Details to come. Subscribe so you don't miss it at https://t.co/fbvILF26GF pic.twitter.com/g2pOgUwQLM
— The Problem With Jon Stewart (@TheProblem) February 21, 2023
We published this post on Wednesday, February 22, and updated it Thursday with the news of new episodes of The Problem with Jon Stewart coming March 3.