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Jon Stewart's Birthday: 50 Reasons To Love 'The Daily Show' Host As He Turns 50 (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

FILE - This Nov. 30, 2011 file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" i
FILE - This Nov. 30, 2011 file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York. The 18th edition of "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," has just been released, the first for the electronic age and a chance to take in some of the new faces, events and catchphrases of the past 10 years. General editor Geoffrey O'Brien says he has expanded upon the trend set by his predecessor, Justin Kaplan, of incorporating popular culture into an anthology once known for classical citations. Shakespeare and the Bible still reign, but room also has been made for Steve Jobs, Madonna and Michael Moore, Justin Timberlake and Jon Stewart. (AP Photo/Brad Barket, file)

Happy birthday Jon Stewart!

The inimitable host of "The Daily Show" turns 50 years old today, marking half a century of quite an impressive life. From his early stand-up comedy days (when he sported a leather jacket and cigarette at all times) to his rise as one of America's most revered political satirists, Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz (his real name, in case you didn't know) has made us laugh just as much as he's made us think.

In honor of the millennial generation's most trusted news source as he turns 50, we put together 50 reasons why it's pretty much impossible not to love him. Check out the photos, videos and tidbits about him below and tell us your favorite Stewart memory in the comments.

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