"Daily Show" classics: 16 years of Jon Stewart dance moves, takedowns and tears

Who can reduce 16 years of Jon Stewart brilliance to two minutes of amazingness? We can give it a try...

Janet Upadhye
July 22, 2015 11:40PM (UTC)

Jon Stewart hosted his first episode of the "Daily Show" in 1999 and over the next 16 years the New Jersey-born stand-up comedian would charm viewers with nerdy dance moves, fierce takedowns, riotous one-liners, fresh political commentary and — at times— candid tears.

Stewart recently announced his retirement to a shocked audience explaining, "This show doesn't deserve an even slightly restless host, and neither do you."


For the next three weeks, leading up to Stewart’s August 6 departure, Salon will be taking a look back at some of his most memorable moments spanning nearly two decades.

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