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Thursday night, Jon Stewart cracked his last jokes and commentary as host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, offering audiences his usual award-winning satire and leaving big shoes to fill for his successor, Trevor Noah.
#TDSBreakingNews It’s Jon Stewart’s last day. Your last chance to complain he’s ruining America.
– The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) August 7, 2015
Stewart, known for his snarky, smart commentary on current affairs, doesn’t hold his tongue on issues he’s passionate about, many directly impacting minorities. Commemorating his contribution to pop culture, news, and public debate, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio declared August 6 as ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘ Day.
From sentimental to controversial to shocking or brutally honest, check out top, defining commentary from Stewart’s legacy:
On the Charleston Church Shootings
On Ferguson Unrest and Michael Brown Shooting
One-On-One with President Obama
On Racism and the Washington Redskins Name Change