01:55 PM EDT 04/29/2015
Originally posted 02/12/2015 10:30AM
It is truly the end of an era.
During Tuesday's taping of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart announced that this will be his last year – of 16 – at the anchor desk.
While a statement from Comedy Central implied that the end is not necessarily nigh for The Daily Show, it is not yet clear whether the show will be canceled entirely or whether someone else will take up Stewart's post.
In any case, let's take a look back at some of Stewart's greatest takedowns both at and away from the Daily Show desk.
While no doubt fun to watch, the below are, most importantly, indicative of Stewart's well-honed ability to use satire as a legitimate, meaningful critique.
Originally posted 02/11/2015 11:50AM
Left shark understudy? Life coach for troubled celebrities?
The Internet has been wondering what's next for Jon Stewart now that he's announced his retirement from The Daily Show after nearly two decades as host.
Turns out, social media has plenty of ideas – and retirement isn't among them.
Originally posted 02/11/2015 07:45AM
Jon Stewart announced Tuesday night that he'll be stepping down from The Daily Show when his current contract expires in September, to the dismay of most of the television-viewing populace. (Between this and Stephen Colbert's departure, it's not hard to imagine the flop sweat on certain executive floors at Comedy Central right now.)
Originally posted 02/10/2015 07:05PM
[BRIGHTCOVE "4044017353001" "" "" "auto"] Jon Stewart is signing off after almost 16 years on The Daily Show.
The host is leaving the Comedy Central show he's hosted since 1999, the network announced Tuesday.
"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," Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless said in a statement obtained by EW. "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.
Originally posted 02/06/2015 11:50AM
Internet-breaking bottoms are so 2014. This year is all about the hairy chest.
Originally posted 01/21/2015 11:20AM
Because the really hard truths were being confronted on The Daily Show, where Jennifer Lopez was dishing about some of her former costars' kissing abilities.
Originally posted 12/05/2014 07:40AM
It's been a long time since Jon Stewart worked with Angelina Jolie on a 1998 film called Playing by Heart, but the Oscar winner left a lasting impression on him.
"Ever since I met you about 20 years ago on set, I thought, 'This person has talent coming out of everywhere,' " Stewart told the actress and director, who stopped by The Daily Show on Thursday. "You meet certain people and you go, 'This person embodies something different, special.' I've always thought that about you."
In fact, he even came up with a Brangelina-like name for himself and Jolie, 39.
Originally posted 07/16/2014 06:30AM
Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of The Daily Show that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy has become "a cottage industry."
Stewart introduced Clinton by saying, "She's here solely for one reason: to publicly and definitively declare her candidacy for president of the United States ... I think."
That proved not to be true.
Originally posted 05/01/2014 01:15PM
The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner has come a long way since its inception in 1920. (For example, did you know that until 1962, it was only open to men, even though the WHCA's contained women? That year – at the urging of Helen Thomas – JFK refused to attend until the ban on women was lifted.)
In its early years, the dinner featured a mix of singers, dancers and comedians as performers; not until 1983 when Mark Russell headlined did the practice of having a comedian host the event become the norm.
Since then, the Dinner has become a springboard for politically inclined comics to showcase their best material. Here are our five faves. Good luck to this year's host Joel McHale: He's got some big shoes to fill.
Originally posted 05/01/2014 02:10PM
The impending laugh fest just keeps getting bigger: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Jonah Hill have joined the roster of Spike TV's One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles, which tapes Tuesday, May 6 at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City.
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