Jon Stewart born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, activist, political commentator, actor, and television host.He hosted The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central, from Stewart . Jon Stewart jolted a national conversation about the Victim Compensation Fund when he blasted Congress in his emotional testimony Tuesday. Stewart told lawmakers they should be “ashamed” of .Jon Stewart, Writer The Daily Show. Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, to Marian Laskin , a teacher, and Donald Leibowitz, a physics professor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish from Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus . Stewart .Days ago Jon Stewart Slams Lawmakers For Not Attending Victims Hearing Stewart, a longtime advocate for victims and first responders of the s, said it was “shameful” more lawmakers didn’t .