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Chuck Schumer Celebrates Jon Stewart's Best Jewish Moments On 'The Daily Show'

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Before Jon Stewart became the renowned host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," he was Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, a Jewish kid from New Jersey.

And he hasn't forgotten his roots.

On Thursday, Stewart took a look back at some of the moments in "Daily Show" history when he'd celebrated his Jewish heritage. 

The segment, called "Let His People Laugh," was introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). Stewart had taken the senator to task earlier this week about an interview with MSNBC that was held in a diner, where Schumer seemed much more interested in talking about the food than the Iran nuclear deal.

What else was supposed to happen, Stewart asked, when you take "an old New York Jewish man to a diner?"

Over the years, Stewart has both criticized and paid tribute to Jewish culture. Earlier this year, The Forward commended the comedian for all the times he'd "honored, teased, and stood up for our people."

Aug. 6 will be Stewart's last day on the show. 

"You took one day's worth of schtick and kept it going for 16 years," Schumer joked on Thursday's episode. “Now would you show up at synagogue every once in a while? We miss you!"

Watch the montage from Comedy Central above.

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