Jon Stewart is a Jew. Stewart is the host of The Daily Show, a talk show on Comedy Central, which he began hosting in 1999.
Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, to a Jewish family. He grew up in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where he attended Lawrence High School. Jon's mother, Marian (née Laskin), is an educational consultant and teacher and his father, Donald, is a professor. According to Stewart, he was subjected to anti-Semitic bullying as a child and he describes himself in high school as "very into Eugene Debs and a bit of a leftist."
Stewart graduated in 1984 from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, where he played on the soccer team and initially majored in chemistry before switching to psychology. While at William & Mary, Stewart became a brother of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Before becoming the host of The Daily Show, Stewart hosted The Jon Stewart Show on MTV and has released a couple books and voiced a few audiobooks.