Update: Here is Jon Stewart’s announcement:
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Jon Stewart reportedly surprised Daily Show audience members tonight by announcing his retirement from the comedy show he has hosted for more than 15 years. The announcement hasn’t been made official but many of those in attendance have taken to social media to share the news.
Got to be present when the great @TheDailyShow Jon Stewart announced his retirement. #OneOfTheGreats #JonStewart
— Jonathan Reyes (@Jonathan2Reyes) February 10, 2015
Tonight’s episode airs at 11pm ET on Comedy Central.
Update: Comedy Central just amde it official with the following statement. “Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year.”
Thank you Jon. pic.twitter.com/yPdxjnkuLw
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) February 10, 2015
This is a developing story. We’ll update when more news becomes available.