The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Season 20 Reviews

January 31, 2019
Stewart's last show was a loose and satisfyingly sentimental hour.
January 31, 2019
The host of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" used his last turn behind the desk to make the program a daily show about all the people who put the program together... In doing so, Stewart flipped another format on its ear.
January 31, 2019
There won't be another Jon Stewart, just like there never has been another Johnny Carson. Here's Johnny? Here's Jonny.
January 31, 2019
Managed to feel both breezy and momentous, like Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as read aloud by a horn-tooting birthday clown.
January 31, 2019
Once just a comedian, [Jon Stewart] has become a moral authority.
January 31, 2019
Stewart held our leaders and various institutions accountable, often saying the things that media types couldn't or wouldn't say. And there was a creative brilliance in the delivery.
January 30, 2019
He laughed, he cried, he spoke from the heart. And at the end, instead of offering us our moment of Zen, he offered us his moment of Zen -- Bruce Springsteen, as it turns out
January 30, 2019
Stewart didn't just respect the intelligence of his audience; he saw it as an asset that he could leverage for deeper, funnier jokes.
Top Critic
January 30, 2019
Generosity is a good way to close a great run. It's an even better way to close out the run with Bruce Springsteen by your side. It was sweet 16 indeed. And pretty darned near perfect, too.
January 30, 2019
While his last show may have lacked the outright lunacy of Comedy Central stablemate Stephen Colbert's finale in December, it brimmed with generosity and gratitude, both to and from Stewart.