Comedian turned animal saviour reveals new plans

Comedian and former host of US television program The Daily Show Jon Stewart, has moved on to an unlikely career.

He ended his stint on the Comedy Central network in August, and now he and wife Tracey have announced they will run a sanctuary for abused animals according to

The pair was honoured at a gala on Saturday night at Farm Sanctuary, which provides shelter to animals rescued from factory farms.


“I’m a little uncomfortable. I’ve spent the last 20 years immersed in the world of Washington politics and the media landscape, so I don’t know how to deal necessarily with people who have empathy,” Stewart told the all-vegan banquet at The Plaza Hotel in New York.

Tracey Stewart, surrounded by Jon and the couple’s two children, announced that the family had bought a farm in New Jersey to serve as an animal sanctuary accompanied by an educational centre.

Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986.