After spending 16 years as the host of the show, today we will say goodbye as Stewart bids farewell to the show.
Stewart’s Wednesday guest, fellow comic Louis C.K., summed up the show and Stewart’s role on television perfectly. “It really is one of the great comedy accomplishments of all time.”
As Yahoo! points out, this will be the first time since 1996 that we won’t have Stewart’s political wit to guide us in the upcoming presidential election. However, we’re really hoping he might make an exception and do some kind of special programming. And there’s always Twitter.
But Stewart’s role in our lives will never be the same after this day. And so celebs, just like the rest of us, are taking the time to note the new beginning and the end of the greatest of political satire eras.
Tonight is the Republican primary debate. Broadcasting his final show, Jon Stewart said, "Politics is now so funny we don't need comedians."
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 6, 2015
Will miss Jon Stewart so much. A perfect example of honesty and truth creating the greatest comedy. One hell of a journalist.
— Matt Doyle (@MattfDoyle) August 6, 2015
Thank you Jon Stewart & @TheDailyShow for making us laugh but more importantly for making us all think about the world around us.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 6, 2015
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 6, 2015
Jon Stewart bids goodbye to Fox News: 'Adiós, motherf—–' http://t.co/E8q8yMSsNS
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) August 4, 2015
— InStyle (@InStyle) August 6, 2015
— E! News (@enews) August 4, 2015
— Vulture (@vulture) August 6, 2015
Don't want to go to sleep cause when I wake up it will be the day of Jon Stewart's last #DailyShow and I don't think my ❤️ can take it.
— Kristin Dos Santos (@KristinDSantos) August 6, 2015
Of course, The Daily Show will live on thanks to new host Trevor Noah, and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the show.
Plus, we’ve hardly seen the last of Jon Stewart.