According to reports from The AV Club, Jon Stewart is stepping away from the mock-news he’s occupied for almost twenty years. News first spread after Stewart let it slip during today’s taping that he’ll be leaving, then Comedy Central released this 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”
It is crazy to think that he’ll be stepping away from a desk that brought many amazing interviews, and helped catapult the career of many, many people.
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