Something him and George Costanza have in common… leaving the room on a high note. The show will be missed.
After the taping of last night’s The Daily Show, news began trickling out over social media and a subsequent Comedy Central statement that the program’s longtime host Jon Stewart had announced he was leaving The Daily Show. We can now watch as Stewart delivers the news to an unsuspecting audience with an emotional, thankful monologue. “I would imagine that as this show is airing, there may be information out there that the audience might not be aware of,” Stewart warns before dropping his bombshell.
The first sign that something was afoot was when Stewart bumped The Daily Show‘s nightly interview a little earlier in the program, giving himself room to make his big announcement at episode’s end. “Seventeen years is the longest I have ever in my life held a job by 16 years and five months,” Stewart says. “The upshot there being, I am a terrible employee. But in my heart I know it is time for someone else to have that opportunity.”
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