Johnathan Leibowitz

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Jonathan Leibowitz was born in New York City, New York back in 1962 to Donald and Marian.  When he was eleven his parents divorced which cause Jonathan to have an estranged relationship with his father.  He had his name changed in 2001, more on that in a moment.  He attended Lawrence High School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. 

He continued his education graduating in 1984 from The College of William & Mary in Virginia.  After graduation he had several jobs: a contingency planner for the New jersey Department of human services, he also worked for the City University of New York, a puppeteer for children with disabilities, a soccer coach, a busboy and a shelf stocker at Woolworth’s just to name a few.

He was known as a funny man in school so in 1986 he returned to New York City where he made his stand-up debut at The Bitter End.  Needless to say, the rest is history.  He has worked for several entities including ABC, CBS and HBO.  He is also an author writing two books.  He has won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

Now back to changing his name while you may not recognize Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, surely, you’ve heard of him as Jon Stewart. 

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Comments (19)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - very interesting background.  I know the Lawerence School very well, too.

May 18, 2021 03:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning again, James. I'd have never guessed... then again I'm not all that familiar with John Stewart. A great success story.

May 18, 2021 04:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Williamsburg, the home of William and Mary, is one of our favorite places to visit.

May 18, 2021 04:13 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

I may only say, not a fan!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 18, 2021 04:14 AM
James Dray

Totally agree

May 18, 2021 05:16 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Raymond E. Camp and I are in total agreement on this one. Enjoy your day.

May 18, 2021 04:55 AM
James Dray

I'm with you Wayne

May 18, 2021 05:16 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I still have no clue who Jon Stewart is James Dray but then again we just do not watch TV in our house.

May 18, 2021 05:17 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Woolworth's brings back memories, there was a Woolworth's in the small town I grew up in.

May 18, 2021 05:53 AM
faye schubert

I miss Woolworth's and walking in New Orleans to Canal street and eating at the Woolworth lunch counter.

May 18, 2021 08:40 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - although the recognition wasn't immediate, I eventually knew the connection.  The comments you received were not so surprising.  I could have "predicted" many of them.  

May 18, 2021 05:54 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


One of the best clients we had in commercial real state last name was Liebowitz.  And he still has it.  A

May 18, 2021 06:57 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James! Yes quite a funny guy he can be for sure.

May 18, 2021 08:04 AM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Real Estate Advocate

It is very interesting to learn of one's History before they reach a pedastol of success, regardless of their current status!!  

May 18, 2021 09:49 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I should have been able to guess who this was part way through, but no. Interesting read about a funny guy nonetheless.

May 18, 2021 09:59 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- would not have known his background. I know who he is. 

May 18, 2021 12:44 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello James Dray a very interesting life story Johnathan Leibowitz or Jon Stewart.

May 18, 2021 02:26 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I used to watch him all the time on The Daily Show. Very funny. 

May 18, 2021 02:32 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James I had no idea, unlike our friend Michael Jacobs  who figured it out Endre

May 18, 2021 09:11 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Thanks very much for doing these profiles! I learn a little bit more every day 

May 18, 2021 10:09 PM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear James,

Was his dad in the military or a first responder? It seems, Mr Stewart is very engaged on their behalf. I have seen him speaking in front of congress on the news lobbying for proper medical care and disability, if they were harmed on the job.

Jun 03, 2021 07:03 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Jonathan Leibowitz (John Stewart) continues to do his “thing”. His current “entertainment” seems to have evolved from his past shtick.

Oct 11, 2021 03:52 PM