Jon Stewart is an American political satirist, a writer, a television host, an actor, a media critic and a stand-up comedian. He is widely known as the host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program that airs on Comedy Central.
The Daily Show is an American late night satirical television program: it is currently the longest running program on Comedy Central and has won 18 Primetime Emmy Awards.
The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations and often from aspects of the show itself.
The show typically starts with a monologue from Jon Stewart that focuses on the latest political news and the final segment is dedicated to a celebrity interview, with guests from the music, political and show business world: some of the most important political guests have been US President Barack Obama, Former US President Bill Clinton, British Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair. Also many presidential candidates have appeared on the show to promote their campaigns like John Kerry, John McCain and Barack Obama.
American television also offers some political satirical cartoons, which are broadcast worldwide.
Animated sitcoms are another way of doing satire: in the United States, there are some animated sitcoms that have become famous around the world; they are biting and sometimes straightforward, and they ridicule American society, even at the political level.