Comedy Central has announced that Jon Stewart will be stepping down from the Daily Show after hosting the show for many years. With Stephen Colbert also ending his show, this means that the two most prominent satirical news personalities and also probably the two most important comedians at Comedy Central will have left at nearly the same time. This will almost certainly be a major blow to Comedy Central, assuming Stewart doesn’t just switch to a new show on the same network.
It seems that it will still be at least a few months before Stewart leaves. Once that happens, the reports say that Comedy Central plans to keep the show going. Unlike the Colbert Report, the Daily Show will likely continue. While Jon Stewart was on the show for well over a decade, he wasn’t the first person to lead it and, it seems, won’t be the last.