Jon Stewart opens up about quitting 'The Daily Show'

April 20, 2015 1:11 PM

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It’s not like I thought the show wasn’t working any more, or that I didn’t know how to do it. It was more, “Yup, it’s working.” But I’m not getting the same satisfaction. … These things are cyclical. You have moments of dissatisfaction, and then you come out of it and it’s OK. But the cycles become longer and maybe more entrenched, and that’s when you realize, “OK, I’m on the back side of it now.”

Honestly, it was a combination of the limitations of my brain and a format that is geared towards following an increasingly redundant process, which is our political process. I was just thinking, “Are there other ways to skin this cat?”

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