Jon Stewart leaving the Daily Show

Host of the widely acclaimed The Daiy Show on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart, will leave the show later this year according to the president of the network. Stewart has been the host of The Daily Show for over 15 years. He is expected to talk about his retirement on Tuesday night.

“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,” Michele Ganeless, President of Comedy Central, said in a statement.

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,” Ganeless continued. “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,” she wrote. “He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family.”

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