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Jon Stewart is going to HBO

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By Frida Garza
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart has signed a four-year deal with HBO to produce short-form content for the premium cable channel’s online outlets, including HBO Now and HBO Go.

“Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me,” Stewart said in a statement. “I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again.”

Stewart’s move to HBO comes just three months after the comedian hosted his last episode of The Daily Show, which he hosted for more than 16 years.

Former Daily Show star John Oliver also has a critically-lauded HBO show, Last Week Tonight, and HBO recently signed former ESPN columnist Bill Simmons to a high-profile deal. Stewart’s contract with HBO also includes a first-look option to do other film and TV projects.

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