The Problem With Jon Stewart has announced its Season 2!
The Problem With Jon Stewart is an American late-night current affair streaming television series on Apple TV+. It is hosted by the famous comedian, writer, producer, director, political commentator, actor, and television host Jon Stewart.
The award-winning series first premiered on September 30, 2021, but just four episodes have been released thus far. With a diverse group of guests, Jon Stewart digs headfirst into complicated political problems including gun control and the American economy in The Problem With Jon Stewart. Apple has already announced that the show will have numerous seasons and confirmed the release date for its Season 2.
A look back at The Problem With Jon Stewart Season 1
Every episode focuses on a specific issue, which Stewart introduces with a sequence of jokes, similar to his previous The Daily Show monologues. He then hosts roundtable chats with a group of people halfway through both shows. Each episode’s segments are also broken by quick, pre-recorded bits.
In the first episode of the show, Stewart dealt with healthcare for military veterans. It is believed, exposure to pollutants produced when rubbish and waste were burnt at or near military bases where they served overseas, created multiple health hazards.
It’s a difficult subject to joke about, but it’s one that Stewart has worked to resolve as an activist for years. Stewart’s best moments on the show were when he spoke to a roundtable of veterans and their spouses about the mountain of paperwork they face trying to get help paying medical costs that have bankrupted them.
Just like this the remaining 3 episodes also revolved around hard to joke about topics and issues a lot of us never realized needed our quick attention.
The second episode of the show focused on the rise of authoritarianism around the world and the problems that arise when Americans prioritize personal freedom over sacrifice for the common good, such as refusing to wear masks or take a vaccine in the event of a deadly pandemic.
The Problem With Jon Stewart Season 2 Premiere
The Problem With Jon Stewart is set to premiere on March 3, 2022, on Apple TV+.
Jon Stewart’s new show, now in a new weekly format, tackles a particular societal concern per episode, chatting with leaders and activists.
Though the number of episodes has not been mentioned, from the trailer we know we will be dealing with 4 topics – Stock Market, Climate, Race, and Media, and given the format of the show, we can expect 4 episodes in the second season as well.
Check out the trailer below.
The series is shot in front of a live studio audience in New York City. The show’s chief writer is screenwriter Chelsea Devantez, while the showrunner is Brinda Adhikari.
There will also be a weekly companion podcast with several of the show’s staff writers that will continue the conversation from the previous episode.
An Introduction to Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart is a well-known comedian and political commentator who always brings a lighthearted tone to serious topics. Stewart had a chat show called The Jon Stewart Show that ran on MTV in 1993. Then from 1999 to 2015, Stewart presented Comedy Central’s satirical news program The Daily Show, which was succeeded by Trevor Noah. Stewart has acted in films such as Big Daddy, Jay and Silent Bob, and Death to Smoochy, as well as directing films such as Rosewater and Irresistible. Irresistible was a comedy starring Steve Carell and Rose Byrne, while Rosewater was a serious drama based on a true tale.
Following his departure from The Daily Show, Stewart secured a four-year deal with HBO, where he was producing an animated news parody show. The show was ultimately canceled while it was still in progress due to production concerns. Stewart secured a deal with Apple when his HBO contract expired. It’s unclear whether Stewart and Apple are working on any additional shows outside The Problem with Jon Stewart, which appears to be a hit on AppleTV+.