As you probably heard all over the place, Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show at the end of the year. It’s a bit shocking and it sucks big time but can’t say I’m completely surprised. After directing & writing Rosewater, I could see him wanting to do more movies or do something else? No idea on who would be the right choice to replace him. Samantha Bee? Jason Jones? A former correspondent from the Daily Show? Someone completely different? Guess we’ll find out sometime soon.
Comedy Central released the following statement:
“For the better part of the last two decades, we have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with John 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.”