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Jon Stewart heading back to host ‘The Daily Show’ — with one catch

Jon Stewart is returning to his roots at “The Daily Show.”

The comedian, 61, was the host of the Comedy Central satirical news program from 1999 until 2015.

Stewart will be the series host starting Feb. 12; however, there is a small change.

He will only host the Monday episodes, with guests taking over from Tuesdays to Thursdays.

His part-time gig was announced Wednesday by Showtime and MTV Entertainment Studios.

He will helm the Monday show through the presidential election season and into 2025.

“Stewart is the voice of our generation, and we are honored to have him return to Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ to help us all make sense of the insanity and division roiling the country as we enter the election season,” Chris McCarthy, chief executive of Showtime and MTV Entertainment Studios, said in a statement.

Stewart was the ‘Daily Show’ host from 1999 until 2015. Copy Photo

“In our age of staggering hypocrisy and performative politics,” McCarthy continued, “Jon is the perfect person to puncture the empty rhetoric and provide much-needed clarity with his brilliant wit.”

When the former Oscars host left the show almost a decade ago, Trevor Noah was put on as his replacement.

Stewart then had a show on Apple TV+, “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” for two seasons.

However, he parted ways with the streamer in October, and his series ended quickly due to executives seemingly having too much control over his sensitive subject matter.

He will only host the Monday episodes, with guests taking over from Tuesdays to Thursdays. Getty Images for Comedy Central

Noah, the South African funnyman, departed “The Daily Show” in December 2022.

Last year, a rotating cast of guest emcees took over each week, including stars such as Leslie Jones, Charlemagne The God and Kal Penn.

Rumors swirled last summer that Hasan Minhaj was eyed as a front-runner to replace Noah. Minhaj was a correspondent on the show from 2014 to 2018, appearing a handful of times.

Jones, 56, expressed her desire to run the desk at “The Daily Show” last year. The “Saturday Night Live” alum revealed to People that the new host “definitely should be a black woman.”

“It would be great to have a black woman on late night. It’s time. I think people are ready for that. Now, I’m not s–tting on white women or whatever. I’m just saying.”