Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart returns to "The Daily Show"

The comedian reflects on his summer in Jordan and gets caught up on what he missed in America

By Prachi Gupta
September 4, 2013 5:22PM (UTC)
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Jon Stewart has returned to his rightful place as host of "The Daily Show" after he took a 12-week hiatus to direct his first film, "Rosewater," in Jordan. "The Daily Show" celebrated the occasion with a sketch starring interim host John Oliver, correspondent Jessica Williams and Stephen Colbert:

Stewart reflected on his experiences in the Middle East, saying "I am so excited to be back. I learned a lot of things summer. One, I learned I have the beard of a 90-yar-old prospector. I learned that I am western, because for all that I appreciated and learned about the culture that I was immersed in -- boy, I'm western." The comedian also thanked his staff and crew, and pulled an overeager Oliver out on stage to catch Stewart up on the events he missed in America:


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