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Jon Stewart Says Goodbye to the Longest-Serving ‘Daily Show’ Writer (Video)

J.R. Havlan goes back to the days of Craig Kilborn

Jon Stewart closed out Thursday’s “Daily Show” with a salute to someone who’s been with the show longer than he has: writer J.R. Havlan is stepping down after working on the series since its 1996 debut.

Stewart used the show’s “Morning of Zen” to pay tribute, noting that Havlan has done roughly 2,900 episodes.

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“He has decided for whatever reason after only 2,900 that uh, ‘Yeah, I’m good. That’s enough.'” Stewart said. “Boy, we’re gonna miss him.”

Stewart also rolled a clip of Craig Kilborn, who hosted the show when it debuted, introducing Havlan way back when.

Watch the video: