Jon Stewart leaving “The Daily Show”

By on February 11, 2015

It came as a surprise last night when Jon Stewart announced his departure from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Stewart emotionally explained that after 16 years he wants to give someone else a chance saying: “I don’t have any specific plans… I’m going to have dinner on a school night with my family, who I have heard from multiple sources are lovely people.”

Stewart was known for waging a valorous war on the shoddy, irresponsible news media that grew out of the 21st century 24 hour cycle. He kept up with most ridiculous side of it, constantly taking shots on partisan media on the extreme left and right (though he of course had a penchant for gutting Fox News hosts). It’s startling to think of all the incredible careers the show has launched over his 16 year run, including Steve Carrell, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert and Larry Wilmore (now hosting the new The Nightly Show, following Stewarts time slot).

The Night Flight television series of the 80’s was one of the early adopters of reaching out to that late-night “stoner demographic” that Stewart always self deprecatingly referred to his audience as, so it’s with a kindred late-night spirit we wish Stewart good luck on whatever lies ahead.

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