KB

I started watching The Daily Show when Jon took over in 1999. To me, he was “that cute guy from MTV.” The show was like nothing I had seen before. It was different and unique. It became “groundbreaking” on its first episode after 9/11. Jon’s speech from that episode is burned into my memory. After that, I never missed an episode. Jon was speaking the truth on issues that real news programs were not. The show evolved into a cultural phenomenon. It is political satire at its best. Jon’s true genius comes from the fact that he is incredibly intelligent and hilariously funny. The world is a scary place, but I could always count on Jon to calm my fears. It is hard to believe that Jon is leaving The Daily Show. But the impact he has left on society will never fade. He has educated us, made us laugh, made us think, and comforted us. Thank you, Jon Stewart.