“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” is over, but the show still had a few Emmy Awards to win. The Comedy Central staple won for best variety talk series, and Jon Stewart brought his writers onstage to make a speech.
Stewart, whose last episode aired Aug. 6, joked about how much he missed being on TV. “To everybody on television, I just want to tell you: cling to it, as long as you can,” the former host said. “Like death. Like in Titanic … I have been off of television for six or seven weeks and this is the first applause I've heard. It is a barren wasteland out there.”
As he accepted the Emmy, he cracked several more jokes about not being able to find craft services and gluten-free food. He still found time to praise his fellow writers and all the people he worked with at Comedy Central. “I will never work with a group of people like this,” he said. “I will never have an experience like this again.”
“Thank you so very much,” Stewart, 52, said as he ended his speech. “You will never have to see me again.”
Watch Stewart’s speech below:
“The Daily Show” beat “The Colbert Report,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” “Last Week Tonight” and “The Late Show With David Letterman” for the award. The show also won awards for directing and writing at Sunday’s ceremony.