Stars Say Farewell To Jon Stewart “Daily Show” With #JonVoyage — See Celebrity Reactions And Twitter Tributes!
Jon Stewart’s final episode of “The Daily Show” airs Thursday night on Comedy Central. Stewart has hosted the satirical news program for 16-plus years, having taken over the reins in January 1999. Now, after anchoring nearly 2,600 episodes, Stewart is leaving the series, and stars are using the Twitter hashtag “#JonVoyage” to say farewell. Gossip Cop has collected some of the best celebrity Twitter reactions, goodbyes, and tributes about Stewart’s departure.
Cher tweeted, “Even though I don’t know Jon Stewart, my heart is breaking. Can’t wrap my brain around fact, That I WONT b seeing him Scribble on his papers again.” Olivia Munn wrote, “Can’t believe it’s #JonStewart’s last @TheDailyShow today. That’s so stupid.” James Van Der Beek said, “Jon Stewart has made us laugh, entertained us, challenged us, and launched many careers…,” and added, “But I think #JonStewart’s legacy will be to have enlightened the next generation of Americans to demand more from our news media.”
Chelsea Clinton tweeted, “Thank you Jon Stewart & @TheDailyShow for making us laugh but more importantly for making us all think about the world around us.” Josh Gad joked,” #JonStewart leaving while Trump is still out there is the equivalent of Superman leaving behind his powers as Zod looms large.” Ed Helms, who was a former correspondent on the show, said, “Can’t decide what’s worse, Jon leaving @TheDailyShow or global warming.”
Patton Oswalt wrote, “You used outrageousness to aim outrage where it needed to go. So #JonVoyage, and thank you.” And Jim Gaffigan used the opportunity to promote his own show, tweeting, “Due to #JonVoyage the encore airing of @gaffiganshow on @ComedyCentral has been moved to FRI 7/6c. Watch @TheDailyShow tonight & thx Jon.”
“Wish you all best, dude,” tweeted Jerry Seinfeld. “Keep taking those fantastic pauses, inhales, slow squint then drop funny line… Love you, man.” Chris Hardwick wrote, “#JonStewart is inspirational and it feels weird that it’s ending tonight. It’s been an honor to follow the show that follows him! #JonVoyage.” Fellow late-night host Conan O’Brien posted, “Congratulations to Jon Stewart on an incredible achievement in comedy. Sadly, now it’s back to getting all my news from Geraldo #DailyShow.”
Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas wrote on Twitter, “On his last night, I say thank you Jon Stewart and @TheDailyShow for years of keeping the left and the right accountable at every turn.” Mel Brooks asked, “Dear Jon Stewart (@TheDailyShow), What are @carlreiner and I supposed to do every night now?! Well, I guess it’s back to McHale’s Navy.”
A fellow famous TV host, Ryan Seacrest posted, “Here’s to your own moment of zen, jon stewart. We’ll miss u #JonVoyage.” And in her own “#JonVoyage,” Ellen DeGeneres wrote, “No one has made news so funny, or made comedy such big news.” Gossip Cop will continue to update as more stars bid farewell to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and full coverage of Stewart’s last episode.