No More Jon Stewart On The Daily Show
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It’s definitely the end of an era: Jon Stewart is leaving the Daily Show. He will exit the show he’s hosted since 1999 later this year and it is not known whether anyone will replace him. Stewart explained that he is stepping down as host of the legendary show because neither the audience nor the show ‘deserve an even slightly restless host.’ He added that he doesn’t have any plans for the future, but currently wants to dedicate his time to his family.
“I’ve got a lot of ideas, a lotta things in my head. I going to have dinner, on a school night, with my family, who I’ve heard — from multiple sources — are lovely people.”
The iconic Daily Show host announced his departure during the taping of Tuesday night’s show and Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless confirmed the sad news in a statement.
“For the better part of the last two decades, we have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with Jon Stewart. His comedic brilliance is second to none. Jon has been at the heart of Comedy Central, championing and nurturing the best talent in the industry, in front of and behind the camera. Through his unique voice and vision, The Daily Show has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come. Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year. He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family.”