With word that Jon Stewart will be stepping down from his post behind the desk of The Daily Show, many saw fit to head to social media and pay respects in between making jokes. There’s a lot of speculation about who will step in to take over, but for now it’s time to let it sink in that we won’t have Jon Stewart to navigate through the silliness of political hypocrisy.
Below are some of the more humorous and nice tributes to this point, with more sure to come after the announcement is official tonight. We’ll update this as it goes, but use this as springboard for your own tribute. First up is a who’s who of Hollywood and comedy:
Here’s a missed opportunity for the Seattle Mariners to bring Larry Bernandez out of retirement.
And Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead had a reaction, seeing how she produced Stewart’s talk show over at MTV and laid out some of the key supporting squad (Colbert, Lewis Black) that would bolster the show when he took it over:
And finally there’s this last Tweet from Steven A. Cook that’s my favorite to this point: