Jon Stewart Is Leaving The Daily Show

Stewart and Colbert-2From, fittingly, The Onion A.V. Club:

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.

The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and the Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger made up an unholy trinity of my editorial influences during the George W. Bush years–the era North America basically committed itself to going to shit (we’ve never recovered).

Given that Stranger editorial director Dan Savage — who was in the crowd of celebrities in the last episode of Colbert — is working on an ABC sitcom, I wonder if I might soon be feeling very, very, lonely.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

One thought on “Jon Stewart Is Leaving The Daily Show”

  1. It’s the end of an era.

    That being said, I’m sure if they kept most of the writing staff, The Daily Show, with a future host capable of being as sharp and personable as Mr. Leibowtiz was, they should be able to make just as much of an impact as the program did over the past 16 years.

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