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Daily Show's Jon Stewart to host Oscars

Published 12/09/2007

Jon Stewart, the host of a cable television mock news show, will get a second shot at hosting the Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced today that Stewart, who hosts The Daily show with Jon Stewart on the More Four, will host the 80th awards show on February 24 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

Oscar telecast producer Gil Cates described Stewart as smart, quick and funny.

Stewart got mixed reviews when he hosted the 78th annual awards.

Some jokes fell flat and some critics expected the political satirist to be edgier.

Stewart joked that he is thrilled to be asked for a second time, because the third time is a charm.

He also hosted the Grammy Awards in 2001 and 2002.

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