Even President Obama wants to say “Jon Voyage” to the inveterate host of The Daily Show. Comedy Central announced today that Jon Stewart will have one last sit-down with Barack Obama before his run ends on Aug. 6. Though his last days in the anchor chair loom ever closer, the beloved comedian and political satirist clearly isn’t just coasting.
Set for Tuesday, July 21 at 11/10 c, the appearance will be Obama’s third visit as POTUS, and seventh overall. The president made his debut on The Daily Show November 7, 2005, back when he was an up-and-coming member of the U.S. Senate. Over the years, he’s become a familiar face on late night TV, having been interviewed (and even tried his hand at a little hosting) on The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and more.
The Daily Show’s social media team tweeted the news of the latest POTUS visit, along with a link to all of the previous ones.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 17, 2015
Comedy Central and Stewart have been putting together an awesome farewell (or “Jon Voyage,” as the network is calling it). “Your Month of Zen” started at the end of June when Comedy Central made all episodes of The Daily Show available for continuous streaming, giving Stewart fans free access to all 16 years of his Daily Show tenure.
On top of that, the show’s website had a “News Your Own Adventure poll, in which Fans were encouraged to vote for their favorite Daily Show clips. The network will run a compilation of the winning segments in an hour-long special on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 9/8 c. It’s made it a little easier to cope with the fact that Stewart is leaving really leaving.
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