Jon Stewart To Leave The Daily Show on August 6
Jon Stewart’s last day on The Daily Show will be August 6.
The official Daily Show Twitter account posted a new video of Stewart revealing the news:
Jon announces the start date of his new career as non-host of The Daily Show! http://t.co/mTuVUng7F7
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 21, 2015
Comedy Central has already announced that popular South African comic Trevor Noah will be taking over Stewart’s position on the highly-rated satirical show. He had previously appeared as a guest-contributor to the show from December 2014.
The announcement created some controversy when internet-activists uncovered some of Noah’s past material that they deemed offensive. Noah responded to the issue, saying, “To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian.” Comedy Central have also stood by Noah.