On February 10 Jon Stewart declared that he will be quitting The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He had totally changed the fate of The Daily Show when he joined in 1999, raising the TRPs by 400% in the very first season he joined the Show. However, the Show will go back to being called The Daily Show as Stewart’s quitting is confirmed.
Stewart noted that “seventeen years is the longest I have ever in my life held a job” but “in my heart I know it is time for someone else to have that opportunity. Stewart, now 52, regards The Daily Show as “an incredible opportunity”. He was not only the host, but also the co-executive producer and writer of the Show.
The exact time when he leaves the show is not yet declared but it is expected to be around the end of 2015 itself, if not as early as by the middle of this year.
On the plus side, Stewart disclosed his plans to have dinner with this family, who he has “heard from multiple sources, are lovely people.”
The reason for his retirement from the show is not known. Now that his quitting The Daily Show is a confirmed news, whether it is another show he will host, or whether he will quit hosting T.V. shows on a whole, is what fans are most concerned about.
Comedy Central has confirmed that the show will however, “endure for years to come”, hence, chances of the show ending with the retirement of Stewart, can be safely dismissed. Sources claim that Stewart is trying to focus all his time on being a director now. However, those who love Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show, still have a few months to enjoy the vibrant and witty Stewart, as Comedy Central has also confirmed that Stewart will continue as the host of the show till late this year.
Meanwhile, the question that is inevitable is, who is going to replace this legendary host of the show? John Oliver, AasifMandvi and Jason Jones with Samantha Bee, Tina Fey and Amy Poehlerare at the top of the list of possible and deserving personalities to fit the satirical, open mocking show. Chris Rock, Jessica Williams and Joel McHale and Seth Macfarlane are among others who can be considered as well. It is a matter of time to find out whether the new host will be one of them or someone absolutely fresh to the idea.