Jon Stewart is Leaving ‘The Daily Show’

Jon Stewart is Leaving the Daily Show
‘The Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart (Photo Rick Kerns for Getty Images

After 17 years as the host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart says it’s time to say good-bye to the Comedy Central series. He doesn’t know exactly when he’ll be exiting the show, but Stewart joked that it’s his longest stretch of employment at one company by 16 years, five months. Stewart broke the news to his audience on February 10th, telling fans that The Daily Show doesn’t deserve an “even slightly restless host.”

Stewart revealed he doesn’t have any plans in place for what’s next after he leaves The Daily Show, but he did express a desire to actually spend time with his family who he’s heard are wonderful people. Thanking the in-studio audience and his viewers at home, Stewart said it’s not going to be being on TV every day or the show itself he’ll miss as much as the people connected to it and that it’s been an absolute privilege hosting the show all these years.

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-By Rebecca Murray

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