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Watch: Jon Stewart Just Had to Remind Us Why He’ll Be So Missed on ‘The Daily Show’

Watch: Jon Stewart Just Had to Remind Us Why He'll Be So Missed on 'The Daily Show'

Look, all things must pass. No one man can be expected to do the same job forever, and the man behind the desk at “The Daily Show,” when he announced in February that he’d be stepping down from the post, presented some very sound reasons that anyone can understand. 

But damn, we’re gonna miss him. And nothing has brought that home so strongly of late like last night’s opening to “The Daily Show,” in which Stewart spoke frankly and seriously about the brutal killings of nine churchgoers in South Carolina. 

A funny person can write funny jokes, no problem. But it takes an exceptional human to have the empathy and honesty necessary to read his audience — an entire nation of people confused and dismayed by recent events — and confess that he’s with us (and, not to mention, to articulate it so well). 

Trevor Noah, when he inherits “The Daily Show” in September, deserves the chance to create his own take on the show and find his own voice. But Jon Stewart, man. One of a kind.  

READ MORE: Why We’ll Miss Jon Stewart: ‘The Daily Show,’ Trust and the Chaos of Late Night

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