I've never missed an episode of The Daily Show since I first discovered it in 2003. It's been a staple of my comedy viewing for almost 13 years. It seems strange to think that after tonight's episode, Jon Stewart will leave us with his final moment of zen and retire from The Daily Show. Jon Stewart will forever remain a major influence to my comedy writing and a big part of why I chose to start studying comedy writing and eventually enroll with Second City last December. When I co-wrote the My House on The Moon book in 2013, Jon Stewart's book Naked Pictures of Famous People was a huge influence to my writing and insight for the book. Now with all of Jon's free time maybe we can get a fourth book out of him!
Without rambling on too much longer and making this sound more like a eulogy for Jon Stewart than it should, I really just want to say Thank You. Thank You, Jon Stewart for delivering top notch comedy for over 17 years and being an inspiration not just to me, but to millions of comedy fans around the world. I can't wait to see what's next for you and look forward to your next endeavor. Thank You, Jon Stewart. And Best Wishes.