It's the moment we all knew would happen eventually -- and, based on the immediacy of the news cycle and when late night shows are actually filmed, it's the moment most of us also knew was happening yesterday -- but 'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart has finally announced his retirement after seventeen years at the news desk. Stewart's show films in the late evenings in New York City, so the news that he had announced his imminent retirement during a taping last night hit the wire many hours before the show actually aired.
Where Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' spun off the charisma of Stephen Colbert to spawn 'The Colbert Report,' it seems fellow 'Daily Show' breakout John Oliver has flown the coop altogether. The UK funnyman will instead leave behind 'The Daily Show' to topline his own weekly HBO comedy series, but will it follow the same model?
It looks like we'll be saying goodbye to Wyatt Cenac -- the 'Daily Show' writer and correspondent has put in his notice and is leaving the show in December after four years. There's a presidential joke in here somewhere. Too bad he won't be around to find it for us.