'Daily Show' recap: Jon Stewart tearful, thankful in star-studded finale

August 7, 2015 11:19 AM

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"Rather than saying goodbye or good night, I'm just going to say, 'I'm gonna go get a drink,' and I'm sure I'll see you guys before I leave," an emotional Stewart told viewers near the end of his final episode, which aired late Thursday and lasted more than an hour.

New "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert, one of many former "Daily Show" correspondents to appear in the finale, offered one of the most touching tributes to Stewart. "We are better people for having known you," Colbert said. "You are a great artist and a good man. … I know you are not asking for this,...

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