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.
Thank you Jon. pic.twitter.com/yPdxjnkuLw
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) February 10, 2015
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]