A taped message from Bill O’Reilly said, “Have fun feeding your rabbits, quitter”. “The Daily Show” airs at 11 p.m. EDT. There followed a long succession of personalities, like Aasif Mandvi, John Hodgman, Steve Carell and more, who had gotten their starts at Comedy Central.
She declined to reveal anything about the guests; Stewart and company want to keep it a secret until showtime. (To make it simple: Stewart’s the Frodo to Colbert’s Sam.). David Letterman signed off from CBS in May, to be replaced this fall by Colbert.
Jon Stewart has done a lot of talking, but the most touching moment of his finale on The Daily Show came when he was forced to listen.
The ending was an unusual one, said Michelle Light who also was in the audience.
Leselle Hatcher, 27, was also there on Wednesday. Stewart joked that he felt a responsibility to devote the entire show to coverage of Jeb Bush, Donald Trump and the rest of the Republican field. “It’s the most incredible place …”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” ended merely hours ago and there is no denying that fans and former cast members of the show are sad to see it go.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you might not know that tonight, Thursday, August 6 is Jon Stewart’s final appearance on The Daily Show.
One of the show’s former correspondents, movie star Ed Helms, took to Twitter Thursday to express how much he’ll miss the long-time host. “But as you see the 100th montage where Stewart shows how all these cliches are repeated across the board, you don’t look at TV news in the same way”. This character later spawned The Colbert Report, a Daily Show spinoff hosted by Colbert that parodied the traditional broadcast news. “I started when I was 14 and I’m 31 now”.
Said Stewart: “I’m not going to say that didn’t sting a little bit”.
But Comedy Central does. The New York Daily News called him “The comic who became a conscience”. Wolf Blitzer wished him well, while the screen behind him on the CNN set read, “Screw you, Stewart”. Comedy Central gave a heads up to fans taping it on DVR that the episode would run past the normal half-hour allotment.