Last night, news broke that Jon Stewart would be departing 'The Daily Show' after fifteen years on the program. Many have credited Stewart with getting millennials to pay attention to the news, but is that a good thing? On radio this morning, Stu couldn't hold back his feelings on 'The Daily Show' host and how this is a huge step forward for the United States as a whole.
On last night's show, Stewart said he was leaving the show because "it is time for someone else to have that opportunity."
He said that he was still working out the details and that a date has not been set, but he said that he would not miss being on television every day.
"I don't have any specific plans; I've got a lot of ideas, I've got a lot of things in my head. I'm going to have dinner on a school night with my family, who I have heard from multiple sources are lovely people," he said.
Below is Comedy Central's statement on Stewart's departure:
Thank you Jon. pic.twitter.com/yPdxjnkuLw— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) February 10, 2015
As the guys discussed the news on radio this morning, Stu couldn't hold back his excitement to see Stewart exit.
"The Stewart thing everyone is going to cry about and make these big statements about how wonderful he was," Stu said. "I don't care where he goes. I hope he goes away. I'm not ended in his little cutesy act anymore. It's been old for the last 12 years. He's done it for 16 years, 12 of which it was just repetitive and boring. Bring back Craig Kilborn."
"I think he's completed overrated and the adoration that gets thrown his way- ," Stu said. "The guy goes throughout and he makes fun of people at CNN. He has no standards he has to keep. He doesn't have to worry about being wrong. It's a comedy show, come on. He gets constantly praised by everybody and it's like, all right. I'm over it. And the same thing with Colbert. It's the same exact every single night. Wonderful, you can find something to be critical of on CNN."
Watch video of Stewart announcing his departure below: