Los Angeles - Jon Stewart is to step down later this year as host of The Daily Show, The Guardian reported.
Comedy Central confirmed Jon’s departure in a tweet.
“For the better part of the last two decades, I have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with Jon 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. He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family,” Comedy Central said in their statement.
See the tweet here:
Thank you Jon. pic.twitter.com/yPdxjnkuLw— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) February 10, 2015
Thank you Jon. pic.twitter.com/yPdxjnkuLw
Stewart, 52, who has starred on the show since 1999, said he had no specific plans for his next career move, but was thankful for the opportunity to host the program, Reuters reported.
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