The Problem With Jon Stewart goes deeper than The Daily Show [Apple TV+ review]

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Jon Stewart is back in the anchor's chair on Apple TV+ show
Jon Stewart is back in the anchor's chair.
Photo: Apple TV+

Jon Stewart is back on TV with more control, more freedom and more gray hair. His new Apple TV+ show, The Problem With Jon Stewart, debuts Thursday and promises to tackle the tough questions facing the world.

But has America missed its smart-ass in chief since he departed The Daily Show in 2015? Is there still a place for Stewart’s left-leaning (fire)brand of comedy in the modern media landscape? Can TV actually exert any kind of power on public opinion anymore? Tune in every week on Apple TV+ to find out.

Jon Stewart PSA cures tragedy of being unable to find Apple TV+

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Jon Stewart PSA cures tragedy of being unable to find Apple TV+
If you can't watch Jon Stewart's new show because you can’t find Apple TV+, don’t blame him.
Screenshot: Apple TV+

Jon Stewart wants to be sure everyone knows how to find Apple TV+. So much so, in fact, that he created a public service announcement to help all the “innocent people who may never know the pleasures of Schmigadoon.” Stewart has an ulterior motive, of course: His new talk shows debuts Thursday on the streaming service.

Watch the wackiness now. That way you can be sure to see the first episode of The Problem With Jon Stewart on Apple TV+ for free.

Apple TV+ teaser for The Problem with Jon Stewart reveals Sept. 30 premiere date

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Apple TV+ teaser for ‘The Problem with Jon Stewart’ reveals Sept. 30 premiere date
Jon Stewart returns to TV a month from today
Photo: Apple TV+

The Problem with Jon Stewart — the late-night talk show host’s much-anticipated return to TV — is now scheduled to debut September 30. It’ll be exclusively on Apple TV+, though the show also has a YouTube channel. And there’ll be a companion podcast.

The announcement came in a video in which Stewart jokes about not looking quite as young as he used to. Watch it now:

The Problem with Jon Stewart brutally mocks billionaire space race

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‘The Problem with Jon Stewart’ brutally mocks billionaire space race
Jon Stewart's new parody video is so full of NSFW images we had to go with this one.
Screenshot: Jon Stewart

Although The Problem with Jon Stewart doesn’t premiere on Apple TV+ until September, the comedian couldn’t let Jeff Bezos’ and Richard Branson’s personal space race go by without comment. Stewart posted a video Tuesday making fun of billionaires competing to see who can shoot off a better rocket.

The humor isn’t subtle. Many jokes have been made about how much Bezos’ New Shepard rocket looks like a penis, and Stewart takes the idea and runs with it. If watching a video of giant space penises is going to get you in trouble at work, maybe you’d better wait until you get home to see this one.

If not, watch the mockery now:

Act fast for free tix to Apple TV+’s The Problem with Jon Stewart tapings

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Jon Steward headed to Apple TV+
Jon Stewart interviewed President Barak Obama.
Photo: The White House

Do you miss the Jon Stewart era of The Daily Show? Are you fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and willing to prove it? Can you get to New York City with haste? If you answered “yes,” then you can watch July in-studio tapings of Apple TV+ current-affairs show The Problem with Jon Stewart for free.

Here’s when Foundation and other big shows hit Apple TV+

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Foundation is coming to Apple TV+ next year.
Foundation on Apple TV+ will be a mix of Star Wars and Game of Thrones.
Photo: Apple/Skydance Television

The wait for the Apple TV+ adaptation of Foundation is almost over. The same goes for The Problem With Jon Stewart. Apple’s streaming service announced the premiere dates for these shows and more, all coming this fall.

The free Apple TV+ trial offered when the service debuted runs out at the end of June, and the iPhone-maker is trying to build excitement for upcoming series by announcing their debut dates.