Emmy-winning comedian Jon Stewart announced he would be leaving The Daily Show on this day in 2015. After taking over hosting duties from fellow comic Craig Kilborn in 1999, Stewart made Comedy Central's satirical news program a political force, unafraid of poking fun at both sides of the aisle. During Stewart’s sixteen-year reign as host, The Daily Show steadily grew in popularity with both viewers and critics, winning 22 Primetime Emmy Awards and three Peabody Awards. Now hosted by South African comedian Trevor Noah, nearly 3,400 episodes of “The Daily Show” have been produced, making it Comedy Central’s longest-running program.
“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values. They’re hobbies.” —