Subscribe by email, free
Your daily briefing for podcasting and on-demand
Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart to launch new podcast 'The Weekly Show with Jon Stewart' from MTV Entertainment Studios

Press Release · New York, NY, USA ·

Today, MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount Audio announced a new weekly Comedy Central podcast from Jon Stewart, “THE WEEKLY SHOW WITH JON STEWART.” The podcast, which launches in early June, will feature the EMMY® and Peabody® award-winning host as he dives into the most critical topics across current events. The show will feature a variety of guests, including newsmakers, authors and celebrities. “THE WEEKLY SHOW WITH JON STEWART.” will be available across all major podcast platforms and produced by Paramount Audio in association with Busboy Productions.

“After much reflection, meditation, and prayer, I have decided to extend my work week to two days,” said EMMY® and Peabody® award-winning host Jon Stewart. “All hail Comedy Central!”

“Jon’s return to The Daily Show has been a runaway success – a powerful reminder of why he’s the voice of our generation and so critical to the national conversation," said Chris McCarthy, Paramount Global Office of the CEO and President/CEO, SHOWTIME & MTV Entertainment Studios. "This new podcast enables Jon to delve even deeper into complex issues and make sense of it for all for us through his razor-sharp wit and indelible humor.”

Get the free Podnews newsletter for more like this

Get it free

Stewart and MTV Entertainment Studios recently surprised the world with news of his return to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show where he currently hosts alongside the News Team. The iconic late-night staple has grown tremendously upon Stewart’s historic homecoming, securing the highest ratings since 2015.

In addition, the franchise’s growth has extended in the audio space following Stewart’s return, as “The Daily Show: Ears Edition,” produced by Paramount Audio, claimed a spot as a top 10 Comedy podcast.

Dixon Talent and WME made the deal.

About SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks

SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks is a global network of media assets that reaches over one billion people in more than 180 countries featuring some of the most iconic brands in entertainment including SHOWTIME, MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Network among others – and, its Studios arm which produces 120+ series annually, including some of today’s biggest hits such as Yellowstone, Yellowjackets, Emily in Paris, 1883, 1923, George & Tammy, South Park, Tulsa King, RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Challenge and Jersey Shore, to name a few.

About Paramount Audio

Paramount Audio is a premium podcast studio that develops fan-forward podcasts that drive deeper engagement with iconic and beloved franchises. It is uniquely positioned to work across all of Paramount Global brands — including BET, CBS Entertainment, CBS Studios, CBS News, CBS Sports, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Paramount Television Studios, SHOWTIME® and MTV Entertainment Studios — to unlock the power of the premium IP for which the company is known. Paramount Audio taps into the enthusiasm of dedicated fandom communities through audio, connecting them to the rest of Paramount Global’s platforms. This ranges from companion shows for tentpole television shows like CBS’ “Survivor” or Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” to series that expand franchises like “48 Hours” or “Star Trek” with new storytelling, to pure-play originals and more. Paramount Audio’s top 10 podcasts alone generated 326 million hours listened and 313 million downloads in 2022.

This is a press release which we link to from Podnews, our daily newsletter about podcasting and on-demand. We may make small edits for editorial reasons.

Get a global view on podcasting and on-demand with our daily news briefing