Jon Stewart is bowing out of The Daily Show spotlight Thursday after a 16-year run in which the satirist set a new bar for comedy around "fake" news.
The 52-year-old comedian made waves with his late-night Comedy Central spot, commenting -- with playful, at times harsh humor -- on some of the country's biggest moments.
Stewart announced his resignation in February, allowing a few months for a long bow. Comedian Trevor Noah will be the show's new host, starting Sept. 28.
Stewart's most iconic moments, ranging from hilarious to tear-jerking, fueled his intense influence on media, politics and the public conversation.