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Untitled Jon Stewart Stand-Up Comedy Special (HBO)
In May, it was revealed HBO and Jon Stewart had to ditch their plans for a news-centric animated show, but that didn’t mean the premium cable giant and the comic were through. After all, the former The Daily Show host’s frequent appearances on Late Night with Stephen Colbert, ESPN and other venues suggested the “retired” comedian wasn’t finished. Sure enough, he and HBO announced two new comedy specials earlier this week. The first would be Stewart’s first solo stand-up film in 21 years, and the second would be a Night of Too Many Stars all-star benefit broadcast live from The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 18th. Aside from the announcement, however, little is known about the stand-up special.