On Thursday, Jon Stewart gave his final goodbye during the taping of his last episode of “The Daily Show.” Rather than spending the episode calling out politicians or poking fun at Fox News, Stewart surrounded himself with some of the many people that made the show a success.

 

Over 20 of the program’s correspondents and contributors, both past and present, made an appearance on Stewart’s final episode. Kristen Schaal, Steve Carell, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Ed Helms, and Larry Wilmore were just a few of the many former correspondents that helped send Stewart off into the next chapter of his life.

 

Photo from Kevin Fitzsimons/Comedy Central and Entertainment Weekly

Photo from Kevin Fitzsimons/Comedy Central and Entertainment Weekly

“I want to thank everyone that lent their talents to this program; it meant the world,” said Stewart after speaking with his former colleagues.

 

Those that work behind the scenes on “The Daily Show” were paid respect by Stewart through a Martin Scorsese style scene inspired by the famous steadicam shot in “Goodfellas.” The camera went throughout the “The Daily Show” offices to put the show’s employees in the spotlight for the important work that they do.

 

Stewart wasn’t the only one giving thanks during his final episode. Former correspondent of “The Daily Show” Stephen Colbert went off the teleprompter script to gave Stewart a heartfelt thank you that forced the host to hold back tears.

 

 

“All of us who were lucky enough to work with you for 16 years are better at our jobs because we got to watch you do yours, and we are better people for having known you,” said Colbert.

 

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