Everyone drop what you're doing, because this is huge. This is everything. This is a party I am already planning to throw. Jon Stewart is headed to HBO, because he's not quite as retired as he led us to believe when he said goodbye to The Daily Show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stewart will "create short-form digital content, which will be showcased on HBO Now, HBO Go and other platforms, and includes a first-look option for other film and TV ventures." So, basically, Stewart is still done with the whole on-camera thing, but appears to be headed behind the camera to bring us a ton of awesome film and TV projects that we'll all watch because, hello, Jon Stewart. This is the greatest news I've heard since the announcement that Trevor Noah was the new Daily Show host.
According to Sewart himself, “Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me. I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again.” And if that's not enough to convince you that he's very much in-tune with what the people want to watch, then perhaps you need to re-watch every episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The former host was very good at being topical, being funny, being entertaining while also being educational, and the fact that he's bringing a whole new world of projects to our streaming sites is literally a gift. If we could lure him back on camera, that would be an even bigger gift, but I'll settle for this.
There's no word yet on exactly what content Stewart will be producing first, but you can already sign me right up for this. Jon Stewart is (technically) coming back to our screens, everybody. It's officially time to party.