If you listen closely, you can hear the giant sigh of relief from HBO as these are two big time comedy specials that didn’t go to Netflix.
Before his stint in changing comedy, late night, television, and the entertainment landscape in general at The Daily Show, Jon Stewart made his name through doing stand-up comedy. He had specials, his last one being from HBO 21 years ago, under his belt. Being the host and face of The Daily Show for all those year just took time away from him getting up on a mic regularly.
His animated project at HBO didn’t quite work out, but we are more than happy to see a Jon Stewart comedy special or two (or three if you count him hosting another round of Night of Too Many Stars) in the not so distant future.