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Jon Stewart Explains Why He's Leaving "The Daily Show"

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Who would have thought that politics would be the reasoning behind Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show?

With the upcoming 2016 presidential campaign on the horizon, Stewart explained to The Guardian why he’s not particularly interested in covering yet another campaign trail with his familiar satirical banter.

According to the 52-year-old father of political comedy, the impending election isn’t expected to be "wildly different" than past elections.

"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," he shared.

Also, there is such thing as too much news. The longtime host added, "Watching these channels all day is incredibly depressing."

After a 16-year run with Comedy Central, Stewart announced in February that his time behind the desk would come to an end this year. Since then, South African comedian Trevor Noah has been confirmed to be taking over the program as host.

Stewart confirmed this week that August 6th will be his last show.

But something to look forward to for the grand finale of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

"I will be wearing a suit. I will more than likely be showered," Stewart shared with his audience this week.

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