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Jon Stewart will be stepping down from the helm of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

Jon Stewart Saying Farewell to ‘The Daily Show’

At the close of this season, Jon Stewart will be stepping down as host of The Daily Show. Comedy Central’s late night staple satirical news show has not only been entertaining us for years, but has become one of the best, most pointed, must-see current affairs shows on television.Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show

Making bona fide stars of Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrell, John Oliver, Stewart’s signature combination of silliness, satire, and biting, prescient questioning of everything and anything in both news and politics will be sorely missed. With Colbert’s move to network late night, taking over for David Letterman in the coming months, and now Stewart giving his final “moment of Zen,” a gaping hole will exist in our daily dose of news we can all use.

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For nearly two decades, Stewart has taken the news of the day with all its puffery and talking headedness and used it as a springboard for some of the best political satire anywhere. The Daily Show will be missed. A lot.

He, apparently, let the news slip during the taping of tonight’s show, and then the network followed it up with an announcement.

 

 

What were your favorite Daily Show moments?

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What were your favorite Daily Show moments?

 

About Barbara Barnett

Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org). Her Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel, called "Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton," The Apothecary's Curse The Apothecary's Curse is now out from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show. Barnett is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."

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