"Catch some caustic humor"
St. Petersburg Times
February 28, 2003
by Shannon Breen

 

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From profiling the "homicidally wacky" North Korean president to playfully labeling Senate Majority leader Bill Frist as "doctor, kitty murderer," Jon Stewart brings his caustic brand of humor to the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

Stewart took over as the sardonic anchorman of Comedy Central's The Daily Show in January 1999. He brought higher ratings and opened the door for other prospects.

NBC recently signed Stewart and Daily's senior correspondent Stephen Colbert to create a sitcom. Colbert will star; Stewart writes and produces.

Prior to taking over Daily, the New Jersey native played himself on HBO's series-within-a-series, The Larry Sanders Show. He also served as a creative consultant to the series.

On the feature film front, Stewart had acting roles in such films as Big Daddy, Playing by Heart and Death to Smoochy.

He authored his debut book, Naked Pictures of Famous People, a collection of fictitious and humorous what-if essays.

Stewart hits the stage Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Carol Morsani Hall, Tampa. Cost is $29.75 to $49. For more information, call 229-7827.

 

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