John Stewart Leaving Daily Show

SHOCKING: Jon Stewart Leaving Comedy Central’s The Daily Show

John Stewart Leaving Daily Show

Jon Stewart’s time as host of The Daily Show is about to come to an end.

After being host of The Daily Show since 1999, Stewart announced on his show today that he is exiting by the end of the year.

Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless said in a statement,

“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. 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.”
This news comes as Stephen Colbert left Comedy Central to become host of CBS’s The Late Show.