Jon Stewart Retires From The Daily Show
Hmm, did all of television’s major late night hosts get together and decide that 2015 was the year to retire? It certainly seems that way. First it was David Letterman, then Craig Ferguson, and now I’m talking about Jon Stewart. Yesterday, at a taping of the show, Stewart announced that he is stepping down from his hosting duties at “The Daily Show”. Following Stewart’s announcement, Comedy Central confirmed the sad news by tweeting out a statement. They wrote, “Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year. He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family.”
Following this tweet, Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless also released a statement on the issue. She said, “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.”
You may recall that Stewart has been hosting “The Daily Show” since 1999. I may have never watched “The Daily Show” but this program was a staple on TV. Stewart won so many different awards for this show, and I don’t know, I just don’t think late night television will ever be the same again. I wonder if the producers will end up replacing Stewart, and if they do, who will they pick? It has to be someone who is not only educated, but has a great and sarcastic sense of humor too. Are you sad to hear this news? Who do you want to take over for Stewart on “The Daily Show”? Sound off!
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