All good things must come to an end. That’s also the case for all great things and it’s also what happens to things that are arguably the greatest. After 16 years of hosting The Daily Show, Jon Stewart is headed off to live on a farm somewhere with lots of other Jon Stewarts. He’ll be happy there, we promise.
As a farewell to late night’s voice of reason, here are some of his most memorable firsts from his long tenure of hosting the show. Bonne chance, Jon!
Here is Stewart’s introduction on his first show!
In 2000, Stewart covered his first presidential election, or as it’s come to be know, Indecision 2000. Here’s a clip from the live taping of the night that never ended.
Stewart dropped all jokes on his first show back after the September 11th attacks.
Check out the first ‘Even Stevphen’ segment featuring former correspondents Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert, where they argue about weather.
Another Steve Carell first! Here’s the first time Carell returned to the show after h had left his position as a correspondent. Warning: it is incredibly awkward.
Watch the official announcement of the first ‘Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear.’
This is the first and only known footage of Jon Stewart getting incredibly angry at how Donald Trump eats his pizza. It is pure gold.
In 2010, Jon Stewart hosted the first Daily Show to have a sitting president, President Barack Obama, on the show.