Jon Stewart is looking both forwards and backwards as he nears the end of his run as the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”
During an audience Q&A before the taping of Monday’s show, Stewart fielded questions about his least favorite thing about his job, whether he’ll go back to doing stand-up, and which public figure has provided him with the most material.
“George W. Bush did not want to invade Iraq,” he joked. “And then I called him and I said, ‘do a brother a solid.'”
Stewart’s final episode will be Thursday, Aug. 6. Trevor Noah will officially take over on Sep. 28.
Stewart, Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz, Tim Greenberg, Jill Katz and Adam Lowitt are the executive producers of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” with Hillary Kun as co-executive producer.
Pam DePace, Justin Melkmann and Stuart Miller are supervising producers. The series’ head writer is Elliott Kalan and it is directed by Chuck O’Neil.
“The Daily Show” airs Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central.