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*Cue sad Daily Show guitar riff.*

We rushed to our computers last night to bring you the news that Comedy Central had confirmed Stewart's departure, but since the show hadn't aired, all we could bring you was a copy of Stewart's first episode from January 11, 1999, 16 years and one month ago. (He keeps saying 17 years...I don't know what to tell you.) Now, however, we can show you the fateful announcement itself, made at the end of the show before the Moment of Zen. It's a sad day for Daily Show fans, but at least the summer of John Oliver taught all of us that we could endure this inevitable transition.

Sources: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart