Fans of Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show" received some devastating news Monday when Comedy Central confirmed the comedian would leave the satirical news show. Stewart hasn’t made a public comment yet, but “The Daily Show” issued a tweet that revealed viewers would not want to miss Tuesday night’s show.
Netizens have already begun to mourn Stewart’s departure -- and with good reason. The news seemingly came out of nowhere and left unanswered questions, like: Will “The Daily Show” continue without Stewart, and if not him, then who? Unfortunately, the answers to those questions are not yet available. A compilation of some of Stewart’s best clips are posted below to watch in the meantime.
Stewart gave an impassioned speech after there was no indictment in the Eric Garner case:
The comedian joked President Barack Obama was put at risk of Ebola after there was a security breach at the White House:
Stewart didn’t mince words when it comes to the measles vaccination debate:
Stewart is known for his feud with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. A YouTube clip called "Jon Stewart Exposes Bill O'Reilly's Stupidity on Bill's show" received more than 4.5 million views:
The comedian had strong feelings about the war in Iraq:
In an October 2014 show, Stewart pointed out that everyone is going to die, but it won’t be from Ebola or ISIS. He reminded viewers that the real threat in America is heart disease, which kills hundreds of thousands of Americans annually.
Stewart, who won 20 Primetime Emmys, has hosted the satirical news show since 1999. It's not yet known when he will step down. Michele Ganeless, president of Comedy Central, released the following statement Tuesday:
“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. 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. 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. 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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