Louis C.K. stopped by “The Daily Show” on Wednesday night to be Jon Stewart’s last guest before the host signs off for good this week, and the show reflected on their early days in comedy performing at the Comedy Cellar in New York City.
“You were so great. It was like, ‘Who is this little Jew?’ He’s funny,” C.K. said.
“That was the original title of my act,” Stewart replied. “‘Little Funny Jew.’”
The nostalgic reminiscing comes after the pair recently returned for a surprise appearance at the Comedy Cellar together.
No longer little comedians at all, C.K. and Stewart are two of the biggest names in the business. C.K. has his own show “Louie” and is about to release a “Live at Madison Square Garden” album, while Stewart is wrapping up a 16-season run as host of “The Daily Show” on Thursday.
Stewart’s final episode will run at least 20 minutes longer than the usual half-hour slot allotted by Comedy Central. Amy Schumer, Denis Leary and C.K. were the final guests announced, while the network has yet to reveal if Stewart’s farewell will even include any interviews.
In addition to the extra-long send-off, Comedy Central will air an all-day marathon of classic episodes of “The Daily Show,” as well as the original one-hour special, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: News Your Own Adventure,” on Thursday.
Stewart replaced Craig Kilborn as host on Jan. 11, 1999. South African comedian Trevor Noah will take over the late-night staple on Sept. 28.
Watch the full interview below.
Jon Stewart’s last “Daily Show” episode airs Thursday, Aug. 6 at 11 p.m. EST on Comedy Central.