Newswire: Jon Stewart will leave The Daily Show behind in August

Move aside, Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus: August 6 will now also be known as the date Jon Stewart becomes the nexus of the temporal and the eternal, insofar as it means his leaving the nightly grind of The Daily Show and entering the realm of post-TV legacy. (And you can also eat a big meal if you want.) Stewart announced August 6 as his departure date on last night’s episode, with the lack of fanfare that has been typical of his leaving the show so far. Although, he did add that there will be a raffle, held as a fundraiser for the autism benefit Night Of Too Many Stars, that will land some people tickets to the farewell, and maybe even some photos with Stewart. And if that doesn’t entice you, a free hotel room.

Leaving in August tracks with what Stewart said recently about not …

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