Jon Stewart Continues to Impact the World

Jon Stewart

Written by James Lang

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Jon Stewart

Comedian Jon Stewart listens to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) at an event to urge U.S. lawmakers to re-authorize the Zadroga Bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sept. 16, 2015. Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters

Comedians get a bum rap. Many are seen as cynics, while others seem to make light of serious situations. Every once in a blue moon, you end up with a truly amazing human being. Enter, John Stewart.

From his time as a student at William and Mary, to his meteoric rise to anchor The Daily Show on Comedy Central, John has always been a hardworking, standup guy (pun intended). He’s really a role-model to aspiring comics.

Making a Difference and Solving Tough Problems

After John left The Daily Show, some thought he would retire and live a life as a man who was finally free to follow his whims. Those who thought Stewart would just shrink into the background are horribly mistaken. One thing that truly chafed the living legend of comedy was the gridlock in Washington. read more