Jon Stewart Signs a Four-Year Contract with HBO
Stewart will appear on HBO's digital platforms, a rep tells 'Inverse'.
Just three months since he left the Daily Show Jon Stewart will continue his war on bullshit on HBO.
The media company announced today that Stewart has signed a four-year deal, but don’t expect to see Stewart regularly on TV.
“It’ll be on our digital platforms,” HBO VP of Media Relations Tobe Becker tells Inverse. “You’ll be able to hear him, but you won’t see him.” While she couldn’t divulge any further, Stewart’s HBO presence will be audio-only, but that doesn’t mean HBO and Jon Stewart are making podcasts.
Stewart is partnering with cloud graphics company OTOY to develop new technology that will allow the host, armed with his signature humor, to comment via timely short-form content that will be “refreshed” on HBO Now multiple times a day.
“I’m so excited to be working with Richard [Plepler], Michael and the entire HBO family,” Stewart said in a statement. “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.”
With the luxury of being off-camera, we can all enjoy Stewart’s sharp commentary on the culture’s temperature while rocking his majestic, grizzled beard.