“I mentioned to you earlier that I would keep you up to date on any new information about the transition of the program and all those other things,” Stewart said during Monday night’s episode. “My last Daily Show program will be August the 6th. I will be wearing a suit, I will more than likely be showered.”
The 52-year-old announced his retirement plans earlier in February after hosting the show for 16 consecutive years. Even though he did not reveal a confirmed departure date at the time, he did mention that he won’t be renewing his contract when it expires in September.
Trevor Noah is set to replace Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show.
Recently, the Emmy Award winner also opened up about whole bunch of reasons that spurred his decision to quit the long running talk show.
“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,’” he told The Guardian. “These things are cyclical. You have moments of dissatisfaction, and then you come out of it and it’s OK. But the cycles become longer and maybe more entrenched, and that’s when you realize, ‘OK, I’m on the back side of it now.’”
Along with “dissatisfaction,” the lack of family time, upcoming 2016 presidential elections and most importantly, watching cable news channels hour after hour, day after day prompted Stewart's decision to retire his Daily Show job.