Denis Leary's departing words to Jon Stewart: "What the f**k is wrong with you?"

With just a day left, Leary is still trying to convince Stewart to stick around

By Colin Gorenstein

Published August 5, 2015 2:32PM (EDT)

  (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

With just a day left as "Daily Show host Jon Stewart," Denis Leary is still trying to figure out why anyone in their right mind would turn down a "$50 million contract" with Comedy Central for retirement.

The "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" star, who appeared on the program Tuesday night, applauded Stewart's "bravery" and "courage" for turning down the money.  Then, as per the request of Stewart, "shit" on him: “What the fuck is wrong with you? Do you know how much fucking therapy you could buy for your kids with $50 million fucking dollars?” Leary exclaimed. “They could hate your guts into perpetuity. Who cares? They have mansions to hate your guts in.”

Leary ended his appearance with a grand proposal for Stewart: Give Trevor Noah another show. Pay him, Colin Quinn and Chris Rock 25 of the $50 million to write for the show. Voilà.

As far as we know, the celeb-packed, 52-minute-long finale episode is still slated for tomorrow. A valiant effort from Leary, nonetheless.

Watch the clip courtesy of Comedy Central below:

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Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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