Jon Stewart has announced that the final taping of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will take place on August 6, 2015. He made the announcement during Monday night’s broadcast. During Monday’s show Stewart informed guests about an online giveaway that will send a few lucky guests to the taping of the final episode. Stewart joked on air that he may or may not shower for the episode, and there may or may not be hugs. We shall see if they bring out the champagne or the Bulletproof Coffee (vote on facebook.com).
Stewart announced months ago that he would be leaving the show, but left the final date up in the area. With an official date now on record, fans can begin to mourn. Stewart has hosted The Daily Show since 1999. The show airs on comedy central. Stewart originally stepped in when Craig Kilborn left the hosting position, and has risen in popularity each year since. In fact, Stewart is often credited for rising The Daily Show to a cult like status.
The Daily Show will solider on. On March 30, 2015 Comedy Central Announced that Trevor Noah would be taking Stewart’s place. Stewart has remained fairly mum about his decision to leave the show, but has noted that after 16 years he is looking for a new and fresh challenge.