He’s come to the end of his 16-year reign on “The Daily Show,” and Jon Stewart had a tearful farewell during the final episode on Thursday night (August 6).
The much-beloved host announced, “I’ve got big news. This is it. This is the final episode,” before welcoming a slew of celebrity guests including Steve Carell, Ed Helms, Olivia Munn, and Stephen Colbert.
For the past 16 years he’s manned the helm at “The Daily Show” and Jon Stewart has opened up about his reason for handing off the baton at this point in the game.
The “Big Daddy” stud told The Guardian, “It’s not like I thought the show wasn’t working any more, or that I didn’t know how to do it. It was more, ‘Yup, it’s working. But I’m not getting the same satisfaction.’ These things are cyclical. You have moments of dissatisfaction, and then you come out of it and it’s OK. But the cycles become longer and maybe more entrenched, and that’s when you realize, ‘OK, I’m on the back side of it now.’”
He’s one of the most beloved hosts on television, so it’s no surprise that Jon Stewart's announcement that he’s leaving “The Daily Show” has drawn some strong responses from the entertainment industry.
After the Tuesday episode (February 10) of the Comedy Central program, Andy Cohen tweeted, “Say it ain’t so, Jon Stewart!!!!! don’t go don’t go!!” and Alyssa Milano wrote, “No!!! Jon Stewart can’t retire from The Daily Show!!”
He’s one of the wittiest, most intelligent personalities on television these days, and sadly Jon Stewart will be leaving “The Daily Show” sometime later this year.
During his announcement, the 52-year-old actor/comedian explained, “Seventeen years is the longest in my life I’ve ever held a job by 16 years and five months. The upshot there being I’m a terrible employee. But in my heart I know it is time for someone else to have that opportunity.”
He loves to take shots at both sides of the political aisle, and last night (December 12) Jon Stewart aimed his remarks at none other than FOX News’ Megyn Kelly.
The beautiful blonde “Kelly File” host declared, “Santa just is white” during a recent panel discussion regarding Aisha Harris’ demand for a black Santa in order to be more inclusive to all kids. Kelly also erroneously proclaimed, “Jesus is white.”