Jon Stewart to leave The Daily Show

The news humor pundit will finish out the current season, according to Comedy Central.

Comedian/film producer Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show, according to a breaking news report by The New York Times

The voice of a bedtime ritual for millions of TV viewers and the internet's most memed news anchor, Stewart has provided acerbic commentary on the political media circus while entertaining America with his laugh-out-loud riffs on daily events.

According to the report, Stewart made the announcement during the taping Tuesday’s episode (airs later tonight on Comedy Central at 11 p.m.). Comedy Central confirmed the news, and said, “Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year” in a press statement. 

Recently, Stewart has been tackling the controversy around Brian Williams' exaggerated reports of near-death war reporting in Iraq. He said, “Finally someone is being held to account for misleading America about the Iraq War.”

As reasons behind his departure unfold, one cannot wonder what it must have been like for Stewart to work in the industry he lampooned four nights a week while interviewing world leaders, Pulitzer-winning authors and peacemakers. Hopefully, Stewart is embarking on a new chapter that will make the most of his ability to suss out the truth, not truthiness (Stephen Colbert, no offense).

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