Comedy is saved, everybody! It’s going to be OK.
Jon will remain the host, executive producer and writer of The Daily Show under the new contract until 2015; Colbert will pilot The Colbert Report, also as a host, writer and executive producer, until 2014.
Both shows are essential to the Comedy Network, as in they roll in the dough. The Daily Show is a top-rated show, averaging 1.4 million viewers in the 18–49 age group — the most highly sought demographic for advertisers (because they’re gullible).
Aside from the shows being cash cows, news would not be the same without a daily dose of Colbert and Stewart. Butchering headlines, news mishaps, roasting politicians and celebrities… It’s just such a wonderful display of comedic creativity, it brings tears to our eyes!
Luckily we can enjoy their company for several more years. High fives! Opinions?