TV funnyman Jon Stewart is set to return to the Oscars stage to host the 80th Academy Awards in February.
The host of America’s The Daily Show took charge of the Oscars for the first time when he presented the 78th Academy Awards.
Telecast producer Gil Cates says: “Jon was a terrific host for the 78th Awards. He is smart, quick, funny, loves movies and is a great guy. What else could one ask for?”
Stewart adds: “I’m thrilled to be asked to host the Academy Awards for the second time because, as they say, the third time’s a charm!”
Stewart, who hosted the Grammy Awards in 2001 and 2002, has another major TV honour to look forward to – an upcoming role in The Simpsons.
The 80th Academy Awards will be held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on 24 February.
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