Jon Stewart hands out free lunch to construction workers

By The Canadian Press
September 27, 2018 - 11:45am

RED BANK, N.J. — Comedian and former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart has surprised construction workers at a New Jersey performing arts theatre with a free lunch.

Stewart appeared behind the window of the Shore Good Eats food truck outside the Count Basie Center of the Arts in Red Bank Wednesday afternoon, handing out sandwiches and cookies.

The theatre is in the midst of a $26 million expansion project. The project includes adding an arts and education building, a second performance space and updated heating systems.

Stewart performed at the theatre in June and helped raise $50,000. He says schools are having a hard time exposing kids to the arts, so having the expanded centre available locally is "really important."

Construction on the project is expected to be completed by 2019.

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