Jon Stewart: 6 Reasons We'll Miss Comedy Central's Best - Parade

posted on 04 Aug 2015 14:55 by unsightlyfactor31
Jon Stewart ends his reign as host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show on August 6after a 16-year run. When he took over hosting duties from Craig Kilborn, the show was more of a news-magazine, with features and puff pieces.

Under Stewart's direction, the show started to be driven more by current events, but continued with its lighter fare as well.

After the events of September 11, 2001, The Daily Show, along with most other shows, stayed off the air (or ran reruns). When the show returned a couple of weeks later, Stewart opened the show with no music and presented a very emotional return to the airwaves.

It was then, following Stewart'sreturn, that The Daily Show became much more news-oriented and topical.

The new format was a great fit for Stewart and his team, which quickly became known as "The Best (bleeping) News Team Ever." They took on politics, religion, and other news organizations. They pointed out hypocrisy, exposed journalistic mistakes, and rooted out unfairness - all while still having http://scottygotanofficejob.com fun. Election seasons became fodder for them, too. Their "Indecision [fill in the year]" coverage became must-see programming.

The New York Times called Stewart"the modern-day equivalent of Edward R. Murrow," and the UK's national newspaper The Independent called him the United States' "satirist-in-chief."

Viewers of the show were also witness to the beginnings of many great careers: Steve Carell, Jason Jones, Aasiv Mandvi, Samantha Bee, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, Stephen Colbert, and many, many more.

The Daily Show has won and/or been nominated for many awards over the years, including Emmys, Grammys, and Peabodys, as well as many journalism and news awards. Not bad for a "fake" news show with "fake" journalists!

Jon, thank you for everything. You will definitely be missed.

New host, South African comedian Trevor Noah, is scheduled to take over on September 28, 2015.

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The Worst Allergy Season Ever

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Skewering Wall-To-Wall News Coverage

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Time Lapse of Jon Stewart's Years on The Daily Show

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