Farewell, ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’


As sad as I am to hear that Jon Stewart will be leaving The Daily Show, I have to admit it will be for the best. A long and successful career in satire is tricky, if not impossible. At best, you’re held in such high esteem that you become as institutionalized as the things you mock. At worst, you wind up Dennis Miller.

While I have no doubt that Stewart would have remained sharp, relevant, and truly funny on the show forever, I can’t fault him for wanting to depart while he’s on the top. Stewart leaves behind a phenomenal television legacy which has already been carried on by Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Larry Wilmore.

From his statement on the show tonight, it’s clear that Stewart has some ideas for what’s next. I’m excited to see where his post-Daily Show career will go. As for ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,’ thanks for teaching America to take on politics and the news media with a critical eye. But more importantly, thanks for the laughs.

Here are a couple of my favorite tweets about Jon Stewart’s departure:


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