Jon says goodbye to The Daily Show
American latenight talk and news satire, The Daily Show host
Jon Stewart (above), has bid adieu to the hit TV show after 16 years, and said “it’s just a pause in the conversation”.
Stewart, who began hosting the show in 1999, carved a niche for himself as one of the most influential satirists in the US. He is being replaced by South African comedian Trevor Noah. The show has often been cited as a leading news source for young people, with an average audience of one million viewers. In his final monologue, Stewart thanked colleagues, fans and family.
“Nothing ends. It’s just a continuation. It’s a pause in the conversation. So rather than saying goodbye or good night, I’m just going to say I’m gonna go get a drink,” he said. The show has also helped to launch several well-known comic performers, including Steve Carell and John Oliver, as well as Stephen Colbert. The hashtag #JonVoyage was trending on twitter as Stewart bid farewell to the show.