During Tuesday’s recording of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart revealed to a rather shocked audience that after 16 years he would be exiting the show sometime later this year. Word of his notice quickly leaked on social media, which resulted in an official statement confirming the news from Comedy Central.
The episode aired in the evening and it was nothing short of the ever-earnest, personal message Stewart consistently provided for his viewers every night. His farewell sums up exactly why we’ll miss him so much. Watch the announcement below: