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Jon Stewart's Final 'Daily Show' Episode Is Thursday, August 6th

Jon Stewart announced some very important news during last night's Daily Show: His final episode before new host Trevor Noah takes over is Thursday, August 6th. Check out the full announcement above, then head over to The Daily Show's Omaze page to find out how you can enter a chance to win two tickets to Stewart's farewell episode.

Jon Stewart Kicked WWE's Seth Rollins in the Balls Last Night

There's been a war brewing between Jon Stewart and WWE wrestler Seth Rollins over the past month, which started when Rollins publicly insulted Stewart and The Daily Show during a WWE show in Orlando, which led to Stewart posting an ominous video response for Rollins, which led to Rollins crashing the end of last Thursday's Daily Show and challenging Stewart to a fight on Monday Night Raw. Not one to turn down a challenge, Stewart showed up during last night's show and had some harsh words for Rollins not long before delivering a swift kick to the wrestler's balls: "You may be stronger than me, you may [...]

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview His Former Boss Jon Stewart

Stephen Colbert has never had a better match with an interview guest than he did during last night's show, when his former Daily Show boss and current Colbert Report executive producer Jon Stewart dropped by to promote his new movie Rosewater and remind Stephen: "I've heard about you. I know you try and nail people. You're not nailing me, my friend." Watch the second part of the interview below:

Jon Stewart on Whether He'll Be at 'Daily Show' for the Presidential Election: "I Do Not Know"

As part of his press tour for his new film Rosewater, Jon Stewart was forced to visit enemy territory over at CNN this weekend, where he had a perfectly awkward conversation with Christiane Amanpour about The Daily Show's many jokes at CNN's expense as well as his near-future plans at Comedy Central and the possibility of becoming a "regular" journalist: "I can pretty confidently state that I will not have my own 'Room of Situations.'"

NBC Really Wanted Jon Stewart to Host 'Meet the Press'

Jon Stewart has been hosting The Daily Show for nearly 20 years, but according to New York magazine, the Comedy Central host was aggressively courted to be the next Meet the Press host by NBC. While Chuck Todd has been the Sunday news show anchor for the last month, three "senior television sources with knowledge of the talks" told NYMag that NBC News president Deborah Turness held negotiations with Jon Stewart to take over the show first:

One source explained that NBC was prepared to offer Stewart virtually “anything" to bring him over. "They were ready to back the Brinks truck up," the source said. A spokesperson for [...]

Jon Stewart Explains Why He's Leaving 'The Daily Show'

A little over two months after Jon Stewart announced he's leaving The Daily Show this year, The Guardian has a new interview out with Stewart that reveals why he decided to leave his 16-year late night post and his thoughts on the show's future. Here's what Stewart said when asked why he ultimately chose to leave:

"It’s not like I thought the show wasn’t working any more, or that I didn’t know how to do it. It was more, 'Yup, it’s working. But I’m not getting the same satisfaction' … These things are cyclical. You have moments of dissatisfaction, and then you come out of it and [...]

The Satire We Need Right Now Is All The Satire That's On Right Now

Last fall, I was watching a new episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver with a few friends, the one featuring an exposé on civil forfeitures. Toward the end, one of my friends blurted out that he thought he got more out of Last Week Tonight than he ever got out of The Daily Show. Another friend agreed, but I wasn’t so sure. I mean, it’s a tough claim to make, especially if you’ve been watching The Daily Show for most of its run, like I have. How can you compare something that’s aired thousands of episodes, all of those revelatory segments that could feel like small revolutions were [...]

Jon Stewart Says He Felt "Somewhat Herculean" Making Stephen Colbert Break Character on 'The Daily Show'

"My greatest joys on the show were trying to make Stephen break, or the other correspondents. Because you felt as though you had accomplished something somewhat Herculean. It's not easy to tickle those folks, but when it happens, you savor it."

- Jon Stewart looks back on making Stephen Colbert break character on The Daily Show in his Reddit AMA earlier today.

Jon Stewart Talks 'Rosewater' and His Future at 'The Daily Show' with 'New York' Magazine

New York magazine has a lengthy and fantastic interview with Jon Stewart out this week that's a must read for Daily Show fans and longtime Stewart viewers who are curiously anticipating the release of his directorial debut Rosewater. The interview covers everything from the making of Rosewater to Stephen Colbert's 50th birthday party (Stewart calls the attending crowd a "love bomb") to Stewart's brush with NBC's Meet the Press to how much longer he plans to host The Daily Show.

On the risk of making his first movie:

But is it a risk at this point in my life? Yes, it’s very different from the forgiving [...]

The Trailer for Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut 'Rosewater' Is Here

While John Oliver was hosting The Daily Show last summer, Jon Stewart was hard at work on his first movie Rosewater based on the book Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari. The first trailer was released today, and the film stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Kim Bodnia, Nasser Faris, Haluk Bilginer, Jason Jones, and Dimitri Leonidas and is set for a limited release on November 7th.

'Tickling Giants': The Story of the Meteoric Rise of Egypt's Jon Stewart and His Crusade for Freedom of Expression

Occasional Daily Show guest and one-time member of the Time 100 Influential Persons of the Year Bassem Youssef is more than just a late night host, cutting-edge satirist, and champion of free speech. He’s also a surgeon. Up until 2011, he did that job full-time. Inspired by the Arab Spring in his home country of Egypt and what he observed first hand treating protest victims in Tahrir Square, Dr. Youssef took not to the streets, but to the internet with a simple mission: to find laughter amidst the chaos.

Hundreds of millions — that’s right, hundreds of millions — of YouTube views, the love of many, the wrath of [...]

Jon Stewart Is Leaving 'The Daily Show'

According to folks in the audience of tonight's taping of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart announced today that he's leaving the anchor chair that he's occupied there since 1999. It's not clear when he'll be leaving (Comedy Central has confirmed that it'll be "later this year"), what he'll be doing next, or who will replace him behind the desk.

With Stephen Colbert having just ended his run with The Colbert Report, this represents a total changing of the guard for Comedy Central's long-dominant late night block. With Larry Wilmore settling in at 11:30 with The Nightly Show and John Oliver having just kicked off season [...]

Jon Stewart Finds Moments of Levity in a Horrifying Ordeal in 'Rosewater'

In early 2013, when Jon Stewart announced his first-ever hiatus from The Daily Show to direct a film about a journalist tortured in an Iranian prison, fans did a collective double take. Stewart’s directing? And it’s a drama? Though the move was unexpected, perhaps it shouldn’t have been. It wasn’t all that long ago that think piece after think piece was written about the hope of Stewart going serious. Much of this started after his famous appearance on Crossfire (ten whole years ago!) and lasted for years afterward. Directing Rosewater may not have been the turn toward seriousness that Stewart’s fans were demanding, but it’s a good fit for [...]

'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' Will Air Live Episodes on Election Night

Election Day is right around the corner, and Comedy Central announced today that they'll be celebrating with live episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Both episodes will air during their usual time slots and have equally amazing names for their special election coverage — The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's "Democalypse 2014: America Remembers It Forgot to Vote" and The Colbert Report's "Midterms '014: Detour to Gridlock: An Exciting Thing That I Am Totally Interested In– Wait! Don't Change the Channel. Look at This Video of a Duckling Following a Cat Dressed Like a Shark Riding a Roomba! '014!" Chairman of the Republican National Committee [...]