Jon Stewart, formerly known as ‘The Most Trusted Man in America,’ was recently recognized as the 23rd winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The award presentation, which is typically hosted at the Kennedy Center and televised on PBS stations across the country, has not taken place since 2019 because to the pandemic.
The evening makes us ache for the times when Jon was in our living room hosting the desk on The Daily Show with hilarious tributes from comedians like Steve Carell, Dave Chappelle, Stephen Colbert, Pete Davidson, and Jimmy Kimmel.
Stewart revolutionized political satire in American society over his 16-year tenure as the Comedy Central juggernaut’s host and executive producer.
His friends entered the platform one by one, reminding us not only of his humor but also of his social involvement.
Many first responders and their families benefited from the passage of laws like the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Bill, which he testified in favor of before Congress.
Stewart also supports organizations that help America’s injured warriors and autistic children.
The parade of comics, many of whom owe Jon their careers after being hired as Daily Show ‘correspondents,’ including Colbert, Carell, Ed Helms, John Oliver, Olivia Munn, and Samantha Bee, was led by Dave Chappelle, the most recent winner of the award (in 2019).