Jon says good­bye to The Daily Show

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - IANS

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.