Jon Stewart Signs Deal to Do Current Events Programming for HBO

The comedian left "The Daily Show" earlier this year.

— -- Jon Stewart is changing networks -- but he's sticking to familiar current events programming to start.

"I’m so excited to be working with... the entire HBO family,” Stewart said in a statement. “Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me. I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again.”

“Jon Stewart led a revolution that changed the face of TV comedy on the ‘Daily Show,’” said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming. “He graced our network nearly 20 years ago, so we’re thrilled to welcome back his immense talents in this next chapter of his career.”