Apple TV+ host John Stewart wins a prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

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What you need to know

  • John Stewart has been awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
  • Joh Stewart has an Apple TV+ show called The Problem With John Stewart.

John Stewart has picked up the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, making him the first to do so since Dave Chappelle in 2019.

Stewart, who rose to fame with The Daily Show now plies his trade on Apple TV+ via The Problem With John Stewart. And while the win wasn't specifically for his work on Apple TV+, it's another sign of the caliber of talent the streamer has to call upon these days.

The New York Times was first to report on the win for Stewart:

Mr. Stewart, 59, was celebrated as a staple of American late-night television for 16 years, appearing weeknights behind his desk on "The Daily Show," dispensing quick-witted takes on the news media, ripping into political punditry, mocking conservatives and critiquing government.

Stewart was also recognized for the work he has been doing on behalf of the emergency workers involved in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks in New York.

Mr. Stewart was also recognized on Sunday night for his activism and advocacy on behalf of emergency workers and veterans. Pete Davidson, the "Saturday Night Live" star whose father, a Brooklyn firefighter, died responding to the Sept. 11 attacks, thanked Mr. Stewart for the work he had done. That included Mr. Stewart's emotional rebuke of Congress's failure to secure funding for ailing victims, which led to the reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

The Problem with John Stewart returned to Apple TV+ last month with new episodes available to stream now.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.