For many viewers, The Daily Show was actually their legitimate source of news, and Stewart has even been cited as an influence for several real political discussions, the most prominent being his tirade about health care and benefits for 9/11 emergency workers leading to Senate passing a bill that provided just that.
Steve and Nancy Carell, John Hodgman, Lewis Black, Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, Mo Rocca, Jason Jones and brothers Rob and Nate Corddry were but a few who showed up to deliver quips aimed at both the politicians and Stewart himself.
As Jon Stewart’s 16 years on “The Daily Show” was coming to an end on Thursday, the host still found a way to do some good.
Stewart spent much of his final minutes on air offering his own thanks to a dedicated staff, and played a single-take tour of the offices inspired from “Goodfellas'” iconic opening scene.
“He’s been after us for years”, Ailes informed The Hollywood Reporter.
“The good news is the bull–ers have gotten pretty lazy, and looking for it is a pretty pleasant way to pass the time”, he said.
“We’re merely taking a pause in the conversation”.
Fellow New Jersey resident Springsteen provided Stewart’s last “moment of Zen”.
“There is very little that you will encounter in life that has not been in some ways infused with (bull)”, he said.
“Look for Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to be on Jon Stewart’s final show on Thursday”, he shared.
“Jon, I just don’t know what to say”, added Wolf Blitzer as “Screw you, jackass” appeared on the jumbo CNN screen behind him.
Alys Arden wrote that Jon Stewart leaving “is starting to feel like a boyfriend breaking up with me”.
Comedy Central put out the word that Stewart’s final show will run longer than the typical half hour, so people recording it on their DVRs won’t be unpleasantly surprised.
South African comedian Trevor Noah replaces Stewart as host next month, inheriting most of the same staff.