Jon Stewart

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Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, and television host.wikipedia
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NYSE Euronext

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Stewart and his brother Lawrence, who was previously the Chief Operating Officer of NYSE Euronext (parent company of the New York Stock Exchange), grew up in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where they attended Lawrence High School.

New York Stock Exchange

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Stewart and his brother Lawrence, who was previously the Chief Operating Officer of NYSE Euronext (parent company of the New York Stock Exchange), grew up in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where they attended Lawrence High School.

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

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Stewart and his brother Lawrence, who was previously the Chief Operating Officer of NYSE Euronext (parent company of the New York Stock Exchange), grew up in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where they attended Lawrence High School.

Bullying

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According to Stewart, he was subjected to anti-Semitic bullying as a child.

Eugene V. Debs

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He describes himself in high school as "very into Eugene Debs and a bit of a leftist."

Left-wing politics

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He describes himself in high school as "very into Eugene Debs and a bit of a leftist."

Vietnam War

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Stewart grew up in the era of the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal, which inspired in him "a healthy skepticism towards official reports".

Watergate scandal

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Stewart grew up in the era of the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal, which inspired in him "a healthy skepticism towards official reports".

F. W. Woolworth Company

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His first job was working with his brother at a Woolworth's store, and jokingly says being fired by Lawrence was one of the "scarring events" of his youth.

Virginia

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Stewart graduated in 1984 from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, where he played on the soccer team and initially majored in chemistry before switching to psychology.

Chemistry

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Stewart graduated in 1984 from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, where he played on the soccer team and initially majored in chemistry before switching to psychology.

Psychology

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Stewart graduated in 1984 from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, where he played on the soccer team and initially majored in chemistry before switching to psychology.

Pi Kappa Alpha

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While at William & Mary, Stewart became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, but later disassociated himself from the fraternity and left after six months.

City University of New York

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After college, Stewart held numerous jobs: a contingency planner for the New Jersey Department of Human Services, a contract administrator for the City University of New York, a puppeteer for children with disabilities, a soccer coach at Gloucester High School in Virginia, a caterer, a busboy, a shelf stocker at Woolworth's, a bartender at the Franklin Corner Tavern (a local blue-collar bar), and a bartender at the legendary City Gardens in Trenton, New Jersey.

Trenton, New Jersey

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After college, Stewart held numerous jobs: a contingency planner for the New Jersey Department of Human Services, a contract administrator for the City University of New York, a puppeteer for children with disabilities, a soccer coach at Gloucester High School in Virginia, a caterer, a busboy, a shelf stocker at Woolworth's, a bartender at the Franklin Corner Tavern (a local blue-collar bar), and a bartender at the legendary City Gardens in Trenton, New Jersey.

Comedy club

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With a reputation for being a funny man in school, Jon Stewart returned to New York City in 1986 to try his hand at the comedy club circuit, but he could not muster the courage to get on stage until the following year.

Stand-up comedy

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He made his stand-up debut at The Bitter End, where his comedic idol, Woody Allen, also began.

Carolines on Broadway

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In 1989, Stewart landed his first television job as a writer for Caroline's Comedy Hour.

The State (1993 TV series)

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In 1992, Stewart hosted the short-lived You Wrote It, You Watch It on MTV, which invited viewers to send in their stories to be acted out by the comedy troupe, The State.

NBC

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Stewart felt his career did not take off until a March 1993 appearance on NBC's Late Night with David Letterman.

Late Night with David Letterman

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Stewart felt his career did not take off until a March 1993 appearance on NBC's Late Night with David Letterman.

Talk show

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Later in 1993, Stewart developed The Jon Stewart Show, a talk show on MTV.

MTV

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Later in 1993, Stewart developed The Jon Stewart Show, a talk show on MTV.

Beavis and Butt-Head

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The Jon Stewart Show was the first talk show on that network and was an instant hit, becoming the second-highest rated MTV show behind Beavis and Butt-Head.

Paramount Pictures

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In 1994, Paramount canceled The Arsenio Hall Show and, with new corporate sibling MTV (through MTV parent Viacom's acquisition of the studio), launched an hour-long syndicated late-night version of The Jon Stewart Show.