Jon Stewart to Leave ‘The Daily Show’

By Louie Wieseman

Another shakeup has hit the late night comedy circuit.

    Jon Stewart will leave Comedy Central’s The Daily Show towards the end of this year. Stewart made the announcement Tuesday, February 10 during the show’s taping.

Stewart has been host of The Daily Show for seventeen years, after taking over for Craig Kilborn in 1999. The Daily Show has launched the careers of many talents including Steve Carrell, John Oliver of Last Week Tonight on HBO, Michael Che of Saturday Night Live, and former The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert, who is taking over the Late Show for David Letterman on CBS.

Comedy Central confirmed the news through a tweet thanking Stewart for all that he has done at the network.

His satirizing of politics and other current events will be dearly missed.