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Watch Jon Stewart's emotional speech about quitting The Daily Show

Stewart is leaving the programme after sixteen years.

AFTER SIXTEEN YEARS behind the desk, Jon Stewart has announced that he is leaving The Daily Show.

The comedian made the announcement on last night’s show, to the surprise of many. Stewart said that the franchise didn’t deserve a “restless host” and that it was time to pass the mantle on to somebody else.

In my heart, I know it is time for someone else to have that opportunity.

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Jon Stewart has hosted The Daily Show since 1999 and gave the show its political focus. It is broadcast all over the world and is the longest-running programme on Comedy Central after South Park.

A date for his departure has not been set, but the news has come as a blow to many fans.

Some have even suggested that he ought to run for President.

We live in hope.

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