Los Angeles – The renowned comedian Jon Stewart, who left the Daily Show in August of this year, has signed a four year contract with HBO.

Only three months after leaving the Daily Show, a TV show hosted by Stewart for 16 years, the comedian has announced that he has come to an agreement with Time Warner Inc.’s network that ensures him a four year contract.

The 52 year-old signed the deal and shortly reported that for his first project, he will produce short-form digital content on current events with his signature comedy. The content will be available in the various forms of the HBO platform, such as HBO NOW and HBO GO. Stewart will also work with said network on an unknown film and TV ventures.

Jon Stewart
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Similar to his work in Comedy Central’s Daily Show, Stewart will review current events with satire, prism, and irony. A statement by HBO claimed that the content will be refreshed several times daily.

Although there isn’t a start date for the venture, HBO has stated that it is expected to launch early next year. The network has also announced that they’re happy to be working once again with the comedian, whom they worked with around 20 years ago.

Because of the expected venture date, many ex-viewers of the Daily Show believe that Stewart will cover the 2016 U.S Presidential elections, something the comedian has stated he has always wanted to do.

Regarding his independence from the Daily Show, Stewart has stated, “Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me. I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again”.

His characteristic and unique approach on political and on-going events made him an iconic figure on the Comedy Central channel and managed to get him an audience of 3 million viewers every night.

Source: Reuters