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

Jon Stewart ends his reign as host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show on July 31st after 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 Jon'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, Jon opened the show with no music and presented a very emotional return to the airwaves.

It was then, following Jon's return, 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 fun. Election seasons became fodder for them, too. Their "Indecision [fill in the year]" coverage became must-see programming.

The New York Times called Jon "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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Michele "Wojo" Wojciechowski is the award-winning author of the humor book Next Time I Move, They'll Carry Me Out in a Box, writer of the award-winning humor column, Wojo's World®, and a not-yet award-winning stand-up comic. She'd write something funny here, but she's too busy already missing Jon and his wit. For more Wojo and lots of funny stuff, check out her website at www.wojosworld.com.

The Worst Allergy Season Ever

Have you ever noticed how each year is supposedly "the worst allergy season ever?" The crew at The Daily Show did a report on why that is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Roo-idDA24

Michele "Wojo" Wojciechowski is the award-winning author of the humor book Next Time I Move, They'll Carry Me Out in a Box, writer of the award-winning humor column, Wojo's World®, and a not-yet award-winning stand-up comic. She'd write something funny here, but she's too busy already missing Jon and his wit. For more Wojo and lots of funny stuff, check out her website at www.wojosworld.com.

Skewering Wall-To-Wall News Coverage

One of the things that Jon Stewart and The Daily Show do best is make fun of TV news, especially the 24-hour news channels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krFN7jHKNNo

Michele "Wojo" Wojciechowski is the award-winning author of the humor book Next Time I Move, They'll Carry Me Out in a Box, writer of the award-winning humor column, Wojo's World®, and a not-yet award-winning stand-up comic. She'd write something funny here, but she's too busy already missing Jon and his wit. For more Wojo and lots of funny stuff, check out her website at www.wojosworld.com.

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

Someone did a time-lapse video of Jon Stewart over the 16 years he's been hosting.

Be http://scottygotanofficejob.com sure to watch the whole thing for a surprise in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC0Xfv433n8

Michele "Wojo" Wojciechowski is the award-winning author of the humor book Next Time I Move, They'll Carry Me Out in a Box, writer of the award-winning humor column, Wojo's World®, and a not-yet award-winning stand-up comic. She'd write something funny here, but she's too busy already missing Jon and his wit. For more Wojo and lots of funny stuff, check out her website at www.wojosworld.com.

Britain vs. US News

It's not just CNN, MSNBC, and FOX that The Daily show skewers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt8gEvGJe_I

Michele "Wojo" Wojciechowski is the award-winning author of the humor book Next Time I Move, They'll Carry Me Out in a Box, writer of the award-winning humor column, Wojo's World®, and a not-yet award-winning stand-up comic. She'd write something funny here, but she's too busy already missing Jon and his wit. For more Wojo and lots of funny stuff, check out her website at www.wojosworld.com.

Return After 9/11

This is Jon's emotional return to TV after that horrible day. So touching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXcmc2AZ6ZE

Michele "Wojo" Wojciechowski is the award-winning author of the humor book Next Time I Move, They'll Carry Me Out in a Box, writer of the award-winning humor column, Wojo's World®, and a not-yet award-winning stand-up comic. She'd write something funny here, but she's too busy already missing Jon and his wit. For more Wojo and lots of funny stuff, check out her website at www.wojosworld.com.

SCIENCE!

The Daily Show's guests included politicians, newsmakers, actors, authors, and...SCIENTISTS!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5uGrJvMieo

Michele "Wojo" Wojciechowski is the award-winning author of the humor book Next Time I Move, They'll Carry Me Out in a Box, writer of the award-winning humor column, Wojo's World®, and a not-yet award-winning stand-up comic. She'd write something funny here, but she's too busy already missing Jon and his wit. For more Wojo and lots of funny stuff, check out her website at www.wojosworld.com.

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