After more than 15 years at the helm of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart has become a pillar of American television and his searing satire has won the hearts of viewers -- of all stripes -- around the nation. As Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless wrote, "His comedic brilliance is second to none."
On Tuesday, Stewart's announcement that he will leave "The Daily Show" was met with a range of reactions: from shock and sadness, to appreciation for a man whose wit is legendary.
Here are some notable reactions to Stewart's announced retirement.
You're the best Jon, it's really that simple. Please take all the time you need to finish, like years!! Just keeping it 100!! #cantquityou
— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) February 11, 2015
Washington is rigged for the big guys - and no person has more consistently called them out for it than Jon Stewart. Good luck, Jon!
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) February 11, 2015
Congratulations to Jon Stewart on an extraordinary groundbreaking run.
— Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) February 11, 2015
Cheers to the fake news anchor who spoke great truths in even his silliest jokes. pic.twitter.com/JxLxpLPo6H
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) February 11, 2015
I KNEW WHEN JON STEWART LEFT TO DIRECT THAT MOVIE HE WAS GONNA TRY SOMETHING LIKE THIS
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) February 11, 2015
Overheard multiple times around the House chamber during votes just now: "Jon Stewart's leaving the Daily Show?!"
— Cristina Marcos (@cimarcos) February 11, 2015
what will we do without you, Jon Stewart, oh captain our captain? @TheDailyShow
— Jay Duplass (@jayduplass) February 11, 2015
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) February 11, 2015
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) February 10, 2015
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) February 11, 2015
Jon Stewart Leaving @TheDailyShow ?!
Not acceptable.. Seriously
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) February 11, 2015
So, we have to navigate the poop-dipped trainwreck of the 2016 election WITHOUT Jon Stewart hosting @TheDailyShow? Hmmm...
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 11, 2015
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2015
— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) February 11, 2015
Tonight! For once, you wanna stay through the interview.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 11, 2015
Thank you Jon. pic.twitter.com/yPdxjnkuLw
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) February 10, 2015