The Paint-Covered Horse Jon Stewart Rescued Has Died

It’s a tragic turn of events for a horse who couldn’t catch a break.

Jon Stewart‘s horse, Lily, the white mare found covered in paint and emaciated in New Holland, died just weeks after he and his wife adopted her and brought her to their Middleton, N.J., farm sanctuary.

A post on the Daily Squeal, a Facebook page related to the farm, said the horse “stumbled and fell hard on her neck.” Her bones were “very frail,” according to the post. Read more »

Jon Stewart’s New Horse Wasn’t Actually Shot 100 Times With Paintballs

Tracey Stewart stands besides Lily the horse she is adopting during a news conference Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Kennett Square, Pa. The former owner of the horse adopted by Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey that was portrayed as having been shot by paintballs over 100 times, said Wednesday the animal was used at children's finger-painting parties and was never injured by a paintball gun.

Tracey Stewart stands besides Lily the horse she is adopting during a news conference Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Kennett Square, Pa.

It’s not what it looks like – but it’s not great either.

Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey Stewart, recently adopted a horse from Kennett Square that was believed to have been shot more than 100 times by a paintball gun­ – but now the former owner is weighing in.

Doreen Weston, who previously owned the white mare named Lily, said the former Daily Show host’s new horse was used at her Pittstown, NJ farm as a canvas for children’s finger-painting parties.

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Penn Vet Students to Learn on Jon Stewart’s Farm

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The veterinary students at the University of Pennsylvania certainly are going Hollywood these days.

Months after it was revealed that a new “Penn Vet” reality show will feature the students and their work at West Philly’s Ryan Hospital, comes news that they’ll also be cooperating with comedian Jon Stewart and wife, Tracey, as they start an animal sanctuary in Monmouth County, N.J.

The Asbury Park Press reports that Penn students will join students from Rutgers’ Cook College to study animals at the sanctuary. The Stewarts want the sanctuary to become an “agricultural education center” that offers tours to the public.

“I do think of the farm as the perfect classroom,” Tracey Stewart told the Monmouth County Board of Agriculture on Tuesday night. “The goal of the farm is to get kids to be excited and to see where food is coming from.” Read more »

The New Daily Show Kicks Off With Several Local Ties

Photo from Trevor Noah Facebook

Photo from Trevor Noah Facebook

It’ll be no easy task, but Comedy Central’s The Daily Show returns this week for the first time since longtime host Jon Stewart bid a tearful adieu in early August.

All eyes will be on the new host, 31-year-old South African comedian and former Daily Show contributor Trevor Noah, who has generated some unfortunate buzz since it was announced he’d be taking over, namely for a string of distasteful jokes on Twitter about Jewish people and overweight women. He has since apologized for the jokes, saying that the quips don’t represent him as a person, and that he’s evolved as a comedian.

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WATCH: Jon Stewart Leaves The Daily Show in The Best Way

The Daily Show is one of those shows like The Simpsons that I’ve seen enough that certain funny quotes pop into my head occasionally. The one I’m thinking of right now is from the 2004 Democratic presidential primary election, possibly Super Tuesday. Stewart’s show airs at 11 but tapes in the afternoon. He pretended to know the returns anyway and said something like, “Joe Lieberman was … eaten by a bear.” My college roommate and I used to yell “eaten by a bear” at each other while playing video games.

Along the way The Daily Show became to many a news program worthy of comparisons to Edward R. Murrow. I really just thought it was a really funny comedy. And what I think was Jon Stewart’s greatest gift was the way he worked with other talent. Most of the Daily Show jokes I remember are one-liners from Samantha Bee and Steve Carrell and Stephen Colbert and Rob Corddry and Lewis Black and Aasif Mandvi and Mo Rocca and Jason Jones and Al Madrigal. John Hodgman was a guest with a funny book, and The Daily Show let him turn himself into a hilarious “deranged billionaire” character. Read more »

Jon Stewart on Donald Trump: “A Rich, Crazy, Egotistical Monster”

It is a sad time for all of us in the media game: We are just one week away from the end of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Whose bits will we aggregate now? (Okay, John Oliver, but he’s only once a week.)

It’s actually kind of sad. Stewart is leaving just as the 2016 presidential race is heating up. And this year’s primary has already been hilarious thanks to the antics of one Donald Trump. Fortunately, Stewart — who has had some great Philadelphia jokes over the years — last night weighed in on Atlantic City’s most famous casino mogul. Read more »

Flyers Fan Asks Jon Stewart If a Hot Dog Is a Sandwich

Last night, FOX News legal correspondent (and former New Jersey Superior Court Judge) Andrew Napolitano showed up on The Daily Show for what is likely to be his final appearance. (He’s a decent guest. Jon has had him on a lot.)

Halfway through the interview (at the 4:35 mark of the video above), Stewart interrupts Napolitano to ask him if he was wondering whether a hot dog is a sandwich. As you know, we here at Philadelphia magazine — okay, okay, just me — are very in tune with the “is a hot dog a sandwich” question, having previously written about Tom Wolf’s declaration of a hot dog as a “sandwich … and a good one” (a bold position to take, first term). Read more »

Jon Stewart Compares Islam-Bashing Group to Philly Sports Fans

The topic of the opening segment of The Daily Show last night was Garland, Texas, where, on Sunday, two gunmen opened fire at an American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) event offering up a $10,000 prize for the best drawing of the Prophet Muhammad. Jon Stewart offered some practical advice to the shooters and anyone who may want to follow in their footsteps in the future: “I can’t believe we have to reiterate this,” he said. “It is not okay to shoot other people because you are offended by what they draw. Even if they drew it to offend you—no shooting of them.”

But the shooters weren’t the only ones he went after. Philly sports fans took some heat, too, when Stewart compared them to “active anti-Muslim group” AFDI, which, as Huffington Post points out, “has repeatedly tried to provoke and offend Muslims in the name of free speech.”

“AFDI is a First Amendment group the same way people from Philly are sports fans,” Stewart said. “Ostensibly, they like sports. But really they’re just looking for an excuse to punch a stranger and pour beer on someone’s baby.”


Check out the full segment in the video above.

Why Trevor Noah is the Best Person to Replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

Photo from Trevor Noah Facebook

Photo from Trevor Noah Facebook

Comedy Central finally released the name of Jon Stewart’s replacement on The Daily Show, and the announcement was met with a resounding “who?” Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old South African comedian, joined The Daily Show as a contributor just four months ago, and even fans of the show may have missed his segments if they weren’t tuning in every night.

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