HBO announced Tuesday that the network has signed a four-year production deal with former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart.

Stewart’s first post-“TDS” project will take a page from the show he hosted for 16 years. HBO said that Stewart will create topical short-form digital content that “will view current events through his unique prism.”

The announcement notes that the deal allows for future film and television projects. Stewart’s initial content will be available on the network’s streaming service, HBO Now, as well as the HBO Go app.

Stewart has a history with HBO — his stand-up comedy special “Jon Stewart: Unleavened” aired in 1996, and he hosted the network’s 1997 special “George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy.”

Stewart left “The Daily Show” in August. “This show doesn’t deserve an even slightly restless host. And neither do you,” he told viewers when he announced his impending departure in February.

Stewart cheekily hinted at a shorter attention span in the HBO announcement.

“Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me,” Stewart said in the statement. “I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again.”

Courtesy Washington Post