Anchor, ''The Daily Show With Jon Stewart''

By EW Staff
Updated October 17, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT
Credit: Jon Stewart Illustration by Jack Unruh

Jon Stewart made EW’s Power List

Age 40

Stewart’s called himself ”the fake Lou Grant of the fake news world.” Try this on for size, Jon: a real-world political-agenda setter and, along with Conan O’Brien, the future of late-night television. With a million people getting their nightly news fix from Comedy Central’s ironic-sardonic mock-Brokaw (and Emmy-winning) broadcasts, he’ll help shape the young-adult ethos in a key election year. Remember when we wondered how he’d ever fill Craig Kilborn’s shoes? Yeah, we don’t either.