After 16 years of engaging audiences with his political satire and no bullshit media criticism, Jon Stewart bid a final farewell as host of the Daily Show on Thursday night. The episode, filled with cameos from the likes of Steve Carell and Kristen Schaal, was very much a tribute to the longtime host as it was to his impressive roster of correspondents from over the years.
During one moment, Stephen Colbert, whose tenure at the Daily Show launched his own career as the bloviating pundit of the Colbert Report, broke character to thank an emotional Stewart for his work.
“We are better people for having known you,” Colbert said. “You are a great artist and a good man.”
Before officially signing off, Stewart left his audience with the advice to keep vigilant of all the bullshit out there.
“Bullshit is everywhere,” he said. “If you smell something, say something.”