Jon Stewart has announced that he is leaving The Daily Show.
He made the announcement during Tuesday night’s show. He has been with Comedy Central for 16 years.
Entertainment Weekly obtained a statement from Michele Ganeless, the president of Comedy Central:
For the better part of the last two decades, I have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with Jon Stewart. His comedic brilliance is second to none. Jon has been at the heart of Comedy Central, championing and nurturing the best talent in the industry, in front of and behind the camera. Through his unique voice and vision, The Daily Show has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come. He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family.
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