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Jon Stewart is Leaving The Daily Show Because It No Longer Satisfies Him

“It’s not like I thought the show wasn’t working any more, or that I didn’t know how to do it.”

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart has explained why he decided to step down as the Host of The Daily Show after more than 15 years on the job. Apparently he was no longer satisfied with his work.

The 52 year old comedian and New Jersey native, who was born Jon Leibowitz, made the revelation in an interview with England’s The Guardian.

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Poor Jon Stewart. He just wasn’t getting any satisfaction from his job. He may have tried, tried, tried, but he just couldn’t get no satisfaction. At least not anymore.

Apparently being considered an expert on everything subject under the sun from American politics to world affairs for no apparent reason is no longer enough for him. Nor is being the main source of news for college kids.

Stewart also must not be satisfied with having a bully pulpit from which to constantly criticize Israel in every conceivable situation based on a combination half-truths and his own ignorance.

Apparently a $15 million annual salary was not enough to make him satisfied. It is probably a safe bet to say that not very many people would walk away from that amount of money just because their job was less satisfying than it used to be.

Stewart does have an estimated net worth of $80 million to fall back on and will certainly find ways to earn more money in the future.

But give the man credit where credit is due. Many, if not all, of the talk show hosts on the cable news channels who are already super rich would never quit even if they had to continue to work for free. Their narcissistic personalities will not let them.

He explained to The Guardian that while there was no one moment or event that led him to quit, Stewart just knew that it was time to go.

Stewart said, “Life doesn’t really work that way, with a finger pointing at you out of the sky, saying, ‘Leave now!’ That only happens when you’re fired, and trust me, I know about that.”

The comedian was referring to his two previous failed attempts at being a talk show host, one with MTV and another in syndication.

“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.’”

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