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IN TV GUIDE: DAILY SHOW ALUMS PAY TRIBUTE TO JON STEWART

 

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July 23, 2015

 

 

(New York, NY) –As The Daily Show With Jon Stewart enters its final two weeks, TV Guide Magazine honors the beloved host on its new cover, out today.

 

After 16 years on the air, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart will step away from his desk on August 6. We asked Daily Show alumni John Oliver, Kristen Schaal, Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry, Rachael Harris, Larry Wilmore and Lewis Black to reflect on their time on the show. As they bid adieu to Stewart, the tributes are unanimously touching and hilarious.

 

John Oliver:

“Jon Stewart is not just the best there’s ever been; he’s the best there will ever be. If he ever needs me to hide a body for him, I’ll do it.”

 

Kristen Schaal:

“He knows how to take a bill about getting rid of funding for rape victims and make people laugh while they’re taking it in. Comedy is a powerful tool for putting everybody on the same page, and he’s a master at doing that with topics that are important to our whole country.”

 

Samantha Bee:

“I don’t mind saying that working my ass off with the single goal of making Jon laugh forged my comedy spine out of molten steel.”

 

Rob Corddry:

“Jon Stewart taught me how to write a joke. The five years I spent watching him take a general idea, zero in on what makes it funny and then plot a course to the biggest possible laugh changed my life in a profound way. I know I’ll never work with anyone as smart or as goddam cool ever again.”

 

Rachael Harris:

“He’s not some broadcast news anchor – and I think that’s why I like to watch and why we all like to watch.  You trust him. When he said ‘Jump!’ you never questioned it.  And that’s not at all out of fear.  It’s out of complete and utter respect.”

 

Larry Wilmore:

“By far the smartest, most insightful mensch of a guy is Jon. He’s like a combination of Walter Cronkite, Jesus and Johnny Carson.”

 

Lewis Black:

“A lot of The Daily Show’s success had to do with being in the right place at the right time and Jon being the right person. He turned the news world on its head.”

 

To read the full tribute, click HERE.

 

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

 

~        The late night landscape has undergone a seismic shift in the past 18 months. Chief Content Officer Michael Schneider takes a deep look into the changes that lie ahead, and ponders the question: is a new king or queen of late night poised to emerge?

 

~        General Hospital’s Anthony Geary signs off as Luke Spencer on July 27. Geary recounts his unprecedented and sometimes-stormy 37 years in Port Charles in a frank and fiery interview.

 

~        We celebrated Comic-Con San Diego International 2015 on the star-studded TVGM Yacht. Exclusive pics and quotes in this issue!

 

~        Fresh faces and a diverse roster reflect changes taken by the Television Academy in this year’s list of Emmy Awards nominees

 

~        Introducing Hulu’s new comedy, Difficult People

 

~        We talk with the cast of The Disney Channel’s new prep school musical Descendants, which chronicles the offspring of famous Disney villains.

 

AND:

~        Matt Roush reviews Mr. Robot and Mr. Robinson, plus his top 10 must-see shows

~        The Bachelorette season finale

~        Top make up artists compete on the season premiere of SyFy’s Face Off

~        Why we love Astronaut Wives Club scene stealer Erin Cummings

~        Summer camp reunion: Netflix’s prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

~        Q&A’s with The Whispers’ Kristen Connolly and Playing House comediennes Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham

~        Series premiere of Ice & Coco

~        Today host Natalie Morales previews her new cooking series At Home With, and shares her recipe for ropa vieja.

~        Plus, Cheers & Jeers, Crossword, Horoscopes, Primetime Listings and more!

 

WATCH:

Behind the scenes with TV Guide Magazine at Comic-Con 2015!

 

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Date: 
Monday, July 27, 2015