Satirical news host, author and film director Jon Stewart will perform at Colonials Weekend in October, according to a University release.
Stewart, host of “The Daily Show,” will headline two shows on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Ticket prices will range from $50 to $99.
“What comes after you retire from ‘The Daily Show’? A pair of performances at GW’s Colonials Weekend,” Dean of Student Affairs Peter Konwerski said in a release. “We’re excited that Jon Stewart will bring his tremendous wit and talent back to the university to celebrate with GW families, students, alumni and friends on what is sure to be a memorable evening.”
Stewart, who has led the satirical news show since 1996, announced this year that his last day of hosting “The Daily Show” will be Aug. 6. Stewart has won 20 Emmy awards since the show began.
Stewart headlined Colonials Weekend in 2005 and 2009, and last came to campus when he debated political commentator Bill O’ Reilly in 2012.
Actor and comedian Seth Meyers performed at Colonials Weekend last year.