Jason Jones says goodbye to The Daily Show

March 28, 2015 10:40 AM

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Jason Jones says goodbye to The Daily Show

Jason Jones has been The Daily Show’s most intrepid correspondent ever since he debuted on the show in September 2005, traveling to global hot spots to expose hypocrisy and his private parts in all different cultures. Whereas the bulk of the Daily Show’s on-the-scene segments take place just a few feet from Jon Stewart’s desk, Jones often went into hostile territory—like Fletch pretending to be Richard Engel. In fact, it was Jones who sat down with Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari in 2009, an interview that became evidence in Bahari’s subsequent imprisonment.

Last night, Stewart finally called him home—for good. It was Jones’ last show before he starts his own sitcom on TBS with his wife, Samantha Bee. “I’m not going to ask you [about the Sunni/Shia conflict],” said Stewart, after an intro to a segment about Iraq. “Because we have a far more important st...

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