It’s been difficult to navigate the violent storm of 2016 without Jon Stewart’s steady hand to guide us through, but luckily, we won’t have to manage on our own for much longer.
HBO head Casey Bloys told the Hollywood Reporter that Stewart’s new animated parody show will likely hit the airwaves in September or October:
“I talked to Jon before this,” said Bloys, confirming he had the comedian’s blessing to clarify the plans. “He is establishing an animation studio. He wants to get material out on a daily basis. The idea is that it’s an animated parody of a cable news network in an Onion-like portal. It will be his voice, in his actual voice, and his tone.” “Onion-like,” Bloys later clarified, means that there will also be a written component. And, down the line, a half-hour effort on the linear network.
Stewart’s taken to retirement...let’s call it “haltingly.” He recently appeared on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show, and on Thursday materialized at the Bell House in Brooklyn to hang out with former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams at her show 2 Dope Queens.
I’m not sure how exactly the animated show will be carried off, but who cares. Stewart can broadcast his scathing political critiques in whatever medium he chooses—souvenir grain of rice, all-caps email forward—and it will still be better than nothing.
What a lush scene this is.
- Momma Dee raps. [TMZ]
- Jessica Simpson is having a third baby. [Gossip Cop]
- Two of Toya Wright’s brothers were fatally shot on Saturday night in New Orleans. [Bossip]
- May the Scott Baio/Rose McGowan beef go on forever. [Page Six]
- Kylie Jenner has like 100 puppies. [People]
- The Republicans of Twitter are shocked/dismayed that Bradley Cooper attended the DNC. [Celebitchy]