Jon Stewart has announced that he is stepping down as host of The Daily Show. Jon Stewart will remain with The Daily Show till later this year.
Jon Stewart told on Tuesday that he’ll step down from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show sometime before the end of this year. His contract expires in September.
Jon Stewart said he has no plans, but “a lot of ideas,” and hinted at reasons for his departure after what will be 17 years on the job: “This show doesn’t deserve an even slightly restless host, and neither do you.”
“I don’t have any specific plans,” Mr. Stewart said, addressing the camera at the end of his show, at times seeming close to tears. “Got a lot of ideas. I got a lot of things in my head. I’m going to have dinner on a school night with my family, who I have heard from multiple sources are lovely people.”
Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz (born November 28, 1962), better known as Jon Stewart, is an American political satirist, writer, producer, director, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian. He is the host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program that airs on Comedy Central.