Jon Stewart: Court jester with a knife

February 12, 2015 7:08 PM

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Jon Stewart: Court jester with a knife

The baby boomers had Walter Cronkite; the millennials have Jon Stewart Leibowitz, better known by his nom de comedy, Jon Stewart. The "Daily Show" anchor announced Tuesday that he would be leaving the program, which he's helmed -- with a short break -- since 1999.

"Through his unique voice and vision, 'The Daily Show' has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come," Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless said in a statement.

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