Jon Stewart has been refreshingly honest in recent weeks about his decision to leave The Daily Show behind, and while we’ll never feel quite ready to say goodbye, we at least have time to prepare. The 16-year anchor has confirmed that he’ll take his final bow as host of The Daily Show this coming August.
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However controversial The Daily Show’s run with new host Trevor Noah turns out to be, no one would deny the overall sadness of Jon Stewart leaving the program behind after so many years. Now, Stewart himself has opened up on the decision to retire, getting surprisingly candid about his “depression” over the state of TV news, and yes, the fear of “turd lung disease.”
Hard as it was to say goodbye to Jon Stewart’s time on The Daily Show, the appointment of Trevor Noah grew complicated after uncovering multiple past tweets perceived in poor taste. Now, Stewart steps up to defend his successor, asking viewers to give the South African comedian a chance to earn their trust.
Reaction to Comedy Central choosing South African comedian Trevor Noah as The Daily Show successor to Jon Stewart ran the gamut, though today saw a wave of backlash over less-than-sensitive jokes tweeted from Noah’s account over the years. Now, Comedy Central has stepped in to comment, calling the criticism “unfair.”
The Daily Show and Comedy Central have announced that, after a long search with many rumored candidates, Trevor Noah will succeed the retiring Jon Stewart as the host of the late night program. Noah, a 31-year-old stand-up comedian, has served as a correspondent for the show but, so far, has only made three appearances.
Why doesn’t everyone ask John Oliver for advice on everything? The Last Week Tonight host consistently thinks of the best possible answer for every possible question, so why not just turn him into the world’s all-knowing sage or something? The guy isn’t that busy, right?
Either Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is awfully prescient, or the new time-traveling comedy sequel totally lucked out. Following Jon Stewart’s announcement earlier this week that he’ll be exiting The Daily Show sometime this year comes a new clip from Hot Tub Time Machine 2 which provides a rather convenient joke featuring Jessica Williams as the future host of Comedy Central’s satirical nightly news program.
It's the moment we all knew would happen eventually -- and, based on the immediacy of the news cycle and when late night shows are actually filmed, it's the moment most of us also knew was happening yesterday -- but 'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart has finally announced his retirement after seventeen years at the news desk. Stewart's show films in the late evenings in New York City, so the news that he had announced his imminent retirement during a taping last night hit the wire many hours before the show actually aired.
Just when we thought the state of Comedy Central’s late-night lineup had settled, following Larry Wilmore’s ‘Nightly Show’ takeover from ‘The Colbert Report,’ ol’ Jon Stewart done spun us about once more. Word has come in that ‘The Daily Show’ host announced his retirement during tonight’s taping, ostensibly after Stewart’s current contract.
The announcement that Stephen Colbert would succeed David Letterman as host of CBS' 'Late Show' not only shook up the late-night landscape, it also left us wondering how Comedy Central might follow 'The Daily Show' after 'The Colbert Report' came to an end. It seems we now know, as 'The Daily Show''s "Senior Black Correspondent' Larry Wilmore will replace 'The Colbert Report' with his own series, aptly titled 'The Minority Report.'