Jon Stewart: From Stand-Up Comic to Host of the Daily Show

Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz was born November 28th, 1962 in New York City, and was raised in New Jersey. Enduring bullying from classmates who mocked his Jewish roots, he used his wisecracking skills to combat this ridicule, and soon discovered his comedic talent. As a result, he moved to New York City to try his hand at stand-up. He began performing in local clubs before earning a spot as a regular at the Comedy Cellar. Eventually he not only landed television and film roles, but became the host of "The Daily Show." Join WatchMojo.com as we take a look at the career of Jon Stewart.
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