First David Letterman, and now Jon Stewart is now exiting the talk show world, stage l. As the host of The Daily Show for 16 years, the comic skewered those in power, not only with humor, but sharp incisive wit. Who knew “fake news” could be so important.
Jon bid adieu on Thursday night, with a show speech thanking Comedy Central, his wife and kids, The Daily Show staff. “It’s honestly the most incredible place,” he said of the show, “It still feels like a dream.”
Jon mostly allowed The Boss to do the talking for him. That’s right, Bruce Springsteen was the night’s musical guest and performed “Land of Hope and Dreams” with the E Street Band to close the show!
“Rather than saying goodbye,” said Jon, in a bid not to lose it, “I’m just gonna say, ‘I’m going to go get a drink.’”
The set finished with “Born to Run” as Jon and his staff thew a dance party on stage. After the last chord, and hugs all around, Jon grabbed the mic and choked out, “Thank you…goodnight.”
That folks, was our last moment of Zen. It was a fitting goodbye. Unlike Letterman, who clearly had come to the end of his run, Comedy Central would have been happy to have the host stay for many more years. But he was ready to move on to a new adventure. Nevertheless, WE’LL MISS YOU JON.
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