05:19 PM EDT 09/28/2015
Originally posted 08/07/2015 12:40AM
It's the end of an era.
After 16½ years of famously faking the news, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has left his legendary desk.
On Thursday night's special extended episode, dozens of Stewart's past employees-turned-famous-friends stopped by to bid him adieu.
"I've got big news," Stewart said at the top of the show. "This is it. This is the final episode."
Originally posted 08/06/2015 02:45PM
While fans prepare both to share a last laugh and to possibly break out the tissues, let's take stock of what we'll miss most about the comic–turned–anchor at the helm of the show.
Originally posted 08/06/2015 09:15AM
During his second-to-last episode hosting The Daily Show on Wednesday, after 16 years, Jon Stewart looked back at the show's success orchestrating countless takedowns – or, in his opinion, the lack thereof.
"I'd like to reflect on what we've built here over these past 16 years," said the host, 52. "We've worked awfully hard, and not every show has been up to snuff, but we've given it our all every single time."
And what has the show built? Stewart describes it as "a monument to evisceration."
Originally posted 08/05/2015 07:10PM
"My guest tonight …"
On Thursday, Jon Stewart will step out of The Daily Show's anchor seat for the last time. With 16 years as host under his belt, Stewart has interviewed a plethora of veritable legends, leaders and icons. Some, like Louis C.K. (who will be Stewart's final guest of the series), joined him in the New York City Comedy Central studios numerous times. Others, like Henry Kissinger, made single (but unforgettable) appearances on the show.
As his final day approaches, we rounded up the most memorable interview from Stewart's tenure as Daily Show host.
FROM EW: John Oliver Says 'It's Hard to Overstate' Jon Stewart's Influence on His Post-Daily Show Career
Originally posted 08/03/2015 05:45PM
"He's such an influential presence in my life," John Oliver says
Originally posted 07/30/2015 12:40PM
Originally posted 07/21/2015 11:30PM
President Obama stopped by The Daily Show to say goodbye to Jon Stewart on Tuesday night, just two weeks ahead of the host's final taping on Aug. 6.
Originally posted 06/30/2015 12:25PM
Stewart was appalled by the negative response to Friday's 5-4 judgment
Originally posted 06/24/2015 01:35PM
Stewart hosts his final show in August
Originally posted 06/08/2015 04:05PM
"I remember getting that first laugh and being like, 'Holy crap, I want people to laugh at me again – I need them to laugh!' " Williams, 25, says of her entrance into sketch comedy in high school.
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