The Jon Stewart Show

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Not to be confused with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
The Jon Stewart Show
Created by Jon Stewart
Presented by Jon Stewart
Starring Jon Stewart
Narrated by Howard Feller
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 160
Executive producer(s) Jon Stewart
Barry Secunda
Location(s) Chelsea Television Studios
New York, New York
Running time 30 minutes (MTV)
60 minutes (syndication)
Production company(s) Busboy Productions
MTV Productions
Paramount Domestic Television (syndication)
Original channel MTV (1993–1994)
Syndicated (1994–1995)
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)
Original run October 25, 1993 – June 23, 1995
Related shows The Daily Show

The Jon Stewart Show is a late night talk show hosted by comedian Jon Stewart. The program premiered on MTV in 1993 as a thirty-minute daily program. At the end of its first season, MTV's then-corporate sibling Paramount Domestic Television retooled the program, extended it to sixty minutes, and used it as a replacement for the canceled Arsenio Hall Show for the 1994—95 television season. While the show garnered high ratings on MTV, it was not a success in syndication and was canceled in 1995.


Celebrity guests who made appearances on the show included Howard Stern, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Jonathan Brandis, Natalie Portman, Courteney Cox, Sherry Stringfield, Lorenzo Lamas, Bronson Pinchot and William Shatner. The show was also popular for showcasing the type of musical guests that usually were not seen on other talk shows, such as King's X, Quicksand, Blind Melon, Killing Joke, Buffalo Tom, Diamanda Galás, Slayer, Van Halen, Peter Murphy, Sunny Day Real Estate, Samiam, Bad Religion, Naughty by Nature, White Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Redd Kross, Dom Pachino, Faith No More, Rocket from the Crypt, Ol' Dirty Bastard, The Breeders, Belly, Letters to Cleo, "Weird Al" Yankovic, The Afghan Whigs, The Notorious B.I.G., Guided by Voices, Warren Zevon, Mike Watt, Danzig, Face to Face, Helmet, and Pop Will Eat Itself, as well as fringe sub-culture guests such as Rev. Ivan Stang of the Church of the SubGenius.

The show was produced by Madeleine Smithberg, the creator of The Daily Show.


After the show's cancellation, Stewart appeared in some minor television and film roles. Then, in January 1999 Stewart began hosting The Daily Show on Comedy Central, which at the time was partially owned by MTV Networks. He replaced the original host Craig Kilborn, who had moved to broadcast television.

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