Jon Stewart said a long and sad goodbye to the “Daily Show” on Thursday surrounded by friends, former guests and Comedy Central correspondents.
But with every ending there is a beginning, and Stewart’s farewell was a welcome to incoming host Trevor Noah, who proved he is more than eager to take the reins when he began measuring his desk before his predecessor had even left.
Noah got plenty of laughs from the audience when he crept up behind the 16-year veteran to check out the space for size.
“Hey Trevor, can you give me 20 more minutes,” Stewart politely asked the South African comedian.
“Oh, I’m so sorry,” Noah replied, pretending he hadn’t noticed that the show was still going on.
But he wasn’t done — Trevor then cheekily jumped in and put the tape measure up to Stewart’s penis over his pants. “Good job,” he said, although we’re not sure if he was referring to the star-filled finale or the size of his manhood.
Along with Noah, Stewart was joined by Samantha Bee, Lewis Black, Steve Carell, Vance DeGeneres, Mo Rocca, Matt Walsh, Larry Wilmore, Michael Che and Craig Kilborn, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
Trevor Noah takes over Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Sep. 28.
34 'Daily Show With Jon Stewart' Correspondents and Contributors (Photos)
In honor of Stewart's retirement from Comedy Central's "Daily Show" on Aug. 6, here's a look at the dream team who helped make the best fake news program on TV a hit.
Lewis Black (1996 - ) The "Back in Black" contributor has been there from the start.