‘Daily Show’ Will Wrap With Extra-Long Finale

Jon Stewart’s farewell will be about 50 minutes, TheWrap has learned

Last Updated: August 3, 2015 @ 6:42 PM

Jon Stewart’s final “Daily Show” episode is set to run about 20 minutes longer than normal — give or take a few minutes — a person with knowledge of the program told TheWrap.

The comedian’s last turn behind the Comedy Central desk is set for Thursday at his usual 11 p.m. start time — it just won’t end at 11:30. Comedy Central will not rush Stewart off the air, but the person told TheWrap they’d be surprised if it ended up filling an entire hour, rather it’s usual 30 minutes.

Larry Wilmore’s “The Nightly Show,” which airs at 11.30 p.m. after the “Daily Show,” is off on Thursday.

This week, Amy Schumer, Denis Leary and Louis CK will be among Stewart’s final guests. The actual Thursday finale guests have yet to be named.

In addition to the 50-minute-ish send-off, Comedy Central will air an all-day marathon of classic episodes of “The Daily Show” from Stewart’s 16-year history, as well as the original one-hour special, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: News Your Own Adventure,” on Thursday.

Stewart started as host on Jan. 11, 1999. South African comedian Trevor Noah will take over the late-night staple on Sept. 28.