“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart is leaving his post after being on the show for more than 15 years.
Comedy Central made the announcement on Tuesday. The cable network's president, Michelle Ganeless, said in a statement that Stewart is "a comic genius, generous with his time and talent… he will always be a part of the Comedy Central family."
She added, however, that the show isn't going anywhere, saying that the show "has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come."
Stewart addressed the announcement on Tuesday night's show. Watch!
Another Comedy Central staple, Stephen Colbert, recently ended the "Colbert Report” and will take over CBS' "The Late Show" this fall.
Colbert's successor, Larry Wilmore, started a new program, "The Nightly Show,” which now follows "The Daily Show.”
Stewart recently directed the film "Rosewater," starring Gael Garcia Bernal.