Jon Stewart Reveals His ‘Daily Show’ Departure Date
It's official: Jon Stewart is exiting The Daily Show on August 6.
The comedian and longtime host of the political satire program announced his official departure date at the end of Monday night's broadcast, revealing that the August 6 episode will be his last. (Excuse us while we shed a silent tear.)
Of course, Stewart's exit means that his predecessor, Trevor Noah, is set to take over his hosting duties this summer as well.
While initially intrigued by the South African comedian's new role, fans quickly dug up dirt on Noah, going back literal years in his Twitter timeline to uncover some unsavory jokes that many viewed as anti-Semitic and sexist.
Still, both Stewart and Comedy Central urged fans to give the comedian a chance and let his true sense of humor come out on the show.
“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," he recently revealed. "These things are cyclical. You have moments of dissatisfaction, and then you come out of it and it's okay. But the cycles become longer and maybe more entrenched, and that’s when you realize, 'Okay, I'm on the back side of it now.'"
Stewart announced his retirement back in February.