Burlington Times News
January 7, 1996
Having the plug pulled on â€œThe Jon Stewart Showâ€ may be the best thing that ever happened to the 33-year-old former standup comic. Though his show crashed and burned after just IO months on the air, Stewart (real name: Jon I Stewart Liebowitz) currently is being bombarded with film offers he might never have been able to accept if he still was roped into a nightly TV gig. He recently completed his first big-screen role in the comedy â€œWishful Thinking,â€ opposite Drew Barrymore.
This month, he joins Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn in the film â€œFirst Wives Club.â€ But his greatest coup so far may be the three year, six-picture contract Stewart signed with Miramax. A source close to the New Jersey native tells PARADE that he canâ€™t quite believe his good fortune: â€œA lot of people threw in the towel on Jon after the show was canceled, so all of this is really wild. I think heâ€™s still pinching himself