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Bon Voyage — Jon Stewart!

People often become attached to celebrities of all sorts for one reason or another and to some Jon Stewart is the celebrity of celebrities.

The comedian and talk show, host of the satirical news TV program, The Daily Show has bid final farewell to his large fan base on the last show, aired on August 6, 2015.

There were a slew of stars on set for the final show, including the singer Bruce Springsteen.

There were also video messages from US Secretary of State John Kerry and Republican Senator John McCain.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia - Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show".
Photo Credit: Wikipedia – Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”.

Stewart has hosted the popular TV show for 16 years and has gained wide acclaim as an acerbic, satirical critic and the voice of liberals.

He is being replaced by the South African comedian, Trevor Noah.

“I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor. He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with…In fact, I may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!” said Stewart of his replacement, Noah.

Stewart began hosting The Daily Show on Comedy Central when Craig Kilborn left the show to replace Tom Snyder on The Late Late Show.

The show blends humor with the day’s top news stories, usually in politics, while simultaneously poking fun at politicians and many newsmakers as well as the news media itself.

It has often been cited as a leading news source for young people, with an average audience of one million viewers.

In his final monologue, Stewart thanked colleagues, fan,s and family.

“Nothing ends. It’s just a continuation. It’s a pause in the conversation,” he said.

“So rather than saying goodbye or good night, I’m just going to say I’m gonna go get a drink,” he said.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

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