Jon Stewart Bids Emotional Farewell to ‘Daily Show’ Correspondent Samantha Bee (Video)

The Canadian actress and comedian is the longest-serving correspondent in the show’s history

Jon Stewart took a break from the news on Thursday’s “Daily Show” to pay tribute to departing “senior senior correspondent” Samantha Bee.

“We needed a correspondent. We looked in all the usual places: your liquor stores, your betting parlors, your methadone clinics,” Stewart said. “Obviously Google Maps was in its nascent stages. We took a wrong turn. We ended up in Canada and we found this just delightful, incredibly funny person, Sam Bee.”

Stewart then played a collection of some of Bee’s best segments from her almost 12 years on the show. She covered the Republican National Convention in 2004, asking one delegate, “Have you had a hot Carl since you’ve been here?”

Bee also did a story about Medicare coverage for certain sexual devices. During the segment from March 2014, Bee managed to get one a penis pump stuck on her cheek.

“Some ‘Daily Show’ trivia,” Stewart said. “Of all our correspondents, Sam is only the third correspondent to ever get her face stuck in a penis pump.”

Stewart ended the segment by bringing a tearful Bee out onto the stage. Though hard to hear, he seems to tell her, “You’re the best.”

Bee is leaving “The Daily Show” to host her own satirical series, which she will executive produce for TBS alongside husband Jason Jones.

Bee and her husband have another upcoming TBS project, a family comedy starring Jones that will debut in the fourth quarter of this year. That 10-episode order also stars Natalie Zea (“Justified”), Ashley Gerasimovich (“Louie”) and Liam Carroll (“The Neighbors”).

Watch the video below.

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