SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT: Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart Leaving ‘The Daily Show’

by Warner Todd Huston | February 10, 2015 7:06 pm

During taping for his Comedy Central show The Daily Show popular TV comedian Jon Stewart announced that he is leaving the show that made him a household name among the 20-something age bracket.

Comedy Central reported[1] that Stewart will keep his position until the end of the 2015 season.

Ending one of the most venerable and trusted careers in making a complete mockery of the news, Jon Stewart has announced that he is stepping down as host of The Daily Show. According to sources who were there (some of whom are already passing word along on social media), Stewart let the news slip at the taping of today’s episode, telling those in the audience that he’s retiring. No word yet on when exactly he’s leaving, whether this means he’s ending his time in the anchor chair to focus on being a Serious Movie Director now, or just how much this is Brian Williams’ fault. Presumably all of this information will be revealed in time—and delivered by Stewart himself tonight on your television. We’ll update when we have more.

Many here will no doubt say good riddance.

  1. Comedy Central reported:

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