On Monday night, Jon Stewart announced that his last day of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show will be August 6th, ending his 16 year run behind the parody news desk. The show has seen numerous comedians come and go throughout his tenure, with many going on to have promising careers in film and television, and now Stewart is taking his leave to focus on directing. In 2013 he took a 12 week break from The Daily Show to direct 2014’s Rosewater, a film adaptation of the book Then They Came For Me, about a journalist who was imprisoned in Iran for over 100 days.
Comedy Central has already named Trevor Noah as Stewart’s replacement, and now we know when that change can be expected. Check out the video above for the official announcement.
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