Jon Stewart Stepping Down From 'The Daily Show'

Dustin Wicksell

Beloved TV host Jon Stewart is reportedly leaving his post on The Daily Show.

AV Club reports that Stewart let the news slip at today's taping of The Daily Show, with some sources who were in attendance taking to social media to spread the news. Comedy Central confirmed that Stewart would be leaving the show in a statement released via the company's Twitter account, though they pointed out that he would be staying at the helm of the program through later this year.

"Through his unique voice and vision, The Daily Show has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come," Comedy Central said. "He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family."

— CNN (@CNN) February 11, 2015

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 11, 2015

— James A. Janisse (@JamesAJanisse) February 11, 2015

— Steven A. Cook (@stevenacook) February 11, 2015

— Patrick D. Herron (@pdherron) February 11, 2015

Though The Daily Show premiered on July 21, 1996, Jon Stewart took over as host in January, 1999, and has helmed the show ever since.

[Image via Twitter/ @TheAtlantic]

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