So shocking. In a thank you letter to Jon on Twitter, Comedy Central announced the longtime host would be leaving ‘The Daily Show’ later this year. Read their heartfelt message here.
Jon Stewart will be stepping down as the longtime host of The Daily Show later this year, Comedy Central announced on their Twitter page on Feb. 10. In a lengthy letter, the network said it was an “incredible honor and privilege” to work with the 52-year-old comedian. Read the entire message here.
Jon Stewart Leaving ‘The Daily Show’ After 16 Years — Comedy Central Thanks Him
The President of Comedy Central, Michele Ganeless, released the following statement, via the network’s Twitter page:
Thank you Jon. pic.twitter.com/yPdxjnkuLw
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) February 10, 2015
Jon, who took over hosting duties from Craig Kilborn in 1999, doesn’t seem to have a Twitter account, so he has yet to respond on the matter. But The Daily Show‘s official Twitter page says, “Tonight! For once, you wanna stay through the interview.”
Jon will be making an official statement on the Feb. 10 episode, according to The Verge. Apparently, Jon “let the cat out of the bag” at today’s episode taping, and told the audience he’s “retiring.”
There are currently no details on where he might be heading next, or who will replace him, but he will be leaving later this year.
We’ll be sad to see Jon leave, as he was a voice many trusted and looked to for comfort. After 9/11, his emotional words helped ease the shock of that horrible, terrible day. Watch his monologue below:
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? How do you feel about Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show? What should he do next? Tell us what you think!
— Chris Rogers