Jon Stewart wielded a pointed skewer

February 12, 2015 2:25 AM

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LOS ANGELES_Less than two months after the departure of Stephen Colbert and the "The Colbert Report" and three weeks following the premiere of Larry Wilmore's "The Nightly Show," Jon Stewart, the man whose success made those shows possible, announced his retirement from "The Daily Show."

Stewart has been hosting "The Daily Show" since 1999, when he replaced original host Craig Kilborn. In that time he, his writers, his producers and sundry phony correspondents have changed the way we think about politics, comedy, comedy in politics and politics in comedy.

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