News - April 21, 2015

Jon Stewart names date for his last appearance on The Daily Show
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Jon Stewart names date for his last appearance on The Daily Show

Jon Stewart, the host of long-running satirical new programme The Daily Show, has set a date for his final appearance, following his recent announcement that he would be quitting the show after 16 years.

Stewart has set a date of August 6th for his final show, giving fans just three more months of his appearances behind the desk. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Stewart explained his reasons for quitting the show after a decade and a half at the helm, likening the decision to ending a long-term relationship: “It’s not like I thought the show wasn’t working any more, or that I didn’t know how to do it. It was more, ‘Yup, it’s working. But I’m not getting the same satisfaction.”

Speculation had been rife in recent weeks over Stewart’s successor, with an online petition being circulated to have 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt creator Tina Fey installed as Stewart’s replacement, but an announcement at the end of March confirmed that comedian Trevor Noah would be the man taking the hot seat.

Get your fill, Stewart fans, there’s not long to go now…

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