Jon Stewart says goodbye to The Daily Show. (Rick Kerns for Comedy Central)
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‘The Daily Show’ to be Hosted by Not Jon Stewart, Eventually (Video)

Even if he didn’t name is replacement or even tell us when he planned on leaving, Jon Stewart’s announcement about retiring from The Daily Show was a big step, and one that caught people off-guard when the news started to leak out on social media during taping yesterday. Jon Stewart, who has been hosting the Comedy Central show for sixteen years, has been a lot of things over the course of his tenure at the groundbreaking program, but “content” never struck me as one of them. This might be the inevitable reaction to Colbert’s leap-frogging for Letterman’s gig (that he didn’t even want, anyhow), but I think we all have known Stewart’s heart hasn’t been in the show for some time now.

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