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By Lisa Rogak

In view that his arrival on the day-by-day convey in 1999, Jon Stewart has develop into one of many significant avid gamers in comedy in addition to probably the most major liberal voices within the media. In offended Optimist, biographer Lisa Rogak charts his not likely upward thrust to stardom. She follows him from his early days turning out to be up in New Jersey, via his years as a suffering standup comedian in big apple, and directly to the short-lived yet acclaimed The Jon Stewart convey. and he or she charts his humbling string of near-misses—passed over in its place for exhibits hosted via Conan O'Brien, Tom Snyder, or even the fictitious Larry Sanders—before touchdown on a 30 minutes comedy convey that on the time used to be nonetheless discovering its footing amidst roiling inner drama.

Once there, Stewart remodeled The day-by-day express into probably the most influential information courses on tv this present day. Drawing on interviews with present and previous colleagues, Rogak finds how issues work—and occasionally don't work—behind the scenes on the day-by-day convey, led by way of Jon Stewart, a comic who has come to wield really good strength in American politics.

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