Your (Last) Moment of Zen: Jon Stewart Will Say Goodbye to ‘The Daily Show’ after 17 Years [VIDEO]
“Comedy Central gave me an incredible opportunity 17 years ago to pilot this wonderful franchise… But, in my heart, I know it is time for someone else to have that opportunity.” These are the words that Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, used to announce his departure from the beloved political news satire show.
At the start of Tuesday’s show, Stewart revealed his decision to move on from the show and forward with his life. The date for his departure isn’t yet set, but after 17 incredible years, Stewart shares that this is the longest he’s ever held a job. The announcement comes to us not two months after the final episode of The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert.
I’m not going to be here and try to sum up what this place has meant to me over the years, I couldn’t do that. We have plenty of time and a myriad of people to thank, and we’ll get to that over time. I’m not going anywhere tomorrow. But this show doesn’t deserve an even slightly restless host and neither do you. I’m not going to miss being on television every day, I’m going to miss coming here everyday. I love the people here, they’re the best.
And there you have it, your moment of zen.