Jon Stewart returns to TV for conventions

Jon Stewart is coming to back to television just in time for the Republican and Democratic conventions.

According to a report in the Hollywood Reporter, Stewart, who was the popular host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" for 16 years, will return for two weeks on CBS's "The Late Show," joining host Stephen Colbert, another Comedy Central veteran. Stewart's role for this stretch is not clear at this time.


Colbert's other guests this week include the highly successful John Oliver of HBO — another "Daily Show" alum — comedian Lewis Black and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenate Democrats propose corporate minimum tax for spending package The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Budget negotiators: 72 hours and counting Democrats face critical 72 hours MORE (D-Mass.).

Stewart, 53, left "The Daily Show" nearly one year ago. Ratings for the program under his replacement, Trevor Noah, are down more than 55 percent despite ample comedy material in an unpredictable election season featuring Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe real reason Biden is going to the COP26 climate summit Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 MORE.