If there's one thing you should know about Jon Stewart since he left The Daily Show in 2015, it's that he's not laughing anymore. Sure, in his sporadic appearances in the public eye on his buddy Stephen Colbert's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he's made us laugh and even chuckled himself, but it's clear that he's become fed up with the way things are.
Nowhere is this more evident than on his new show The Problem With Jon Stewart, premiering today on Apple TV+. The biweekly program examines a singular issue, diving deep into what makes that something of note and why we should be paying more attention to it.
This format contrasts with The Daily Show, which had segments devoted to a "main story" every night, covered the day's news, and interviewed a guest. It often left the commentary and fact-telling lacking, simply due to the time constraints of a 22-minute program. On The Problem With Jon Stewart, the host does not have that problem, which works to his benefit.