Jon Stewart To Announce He’s Leaving ‘The Daily Show’

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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Comedy Central has confirmed that longtime host of”The Daily Show” Jon Stewart will announce at the end of tonight’s episode that he is retiring from the show. (VIDEO: Jon Stewart Mocks Vaccine Opponents Despite Once Embracing Them)

Comedy Central confirmed the major move in a tweet from its official Twitter account. “Jon will remain at the helm until later this year,” the tweet notes.

Details are still mostly unclear, but a few tidbits have emerged. Sources tell The AV Club that Stewart surprised his audience at the end of the latest episode’s taping. “Got to be present when the great @TheDailyShow Jon Stewart announced his retirement,” tweeted one audience member.

[h/t AV Club]

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