One of the main reasons why Stewart decided to leave his satirical show were the presidential elections. He made the following statement: Where would he move? Another planet. “I would consider getting in a rocket and going to another planet because clearly this planet’s gone bonkers”.
Stewart made clear to the Guardian that it was not that his show was not working anymore – “It was more, ‘Yup, it’s working. But I’m not getting the same satisfaction ‘ “- but rather he just did not see an election that would be” wildly different “from any of the previous ones he had covered.
“Honestly, it was a combination of the limitations of my brain and a format that is geared towards following an increasingly redundant process, which is our political process,” he said. Another plus of leaving? Not having to watch the news to keep up: “Watching these channels all day is incredibly depressing.”
Stewart began to lead the Daily Show back in 1999. But in February he announced he will leave the show this year. He has a 10-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter, and Stewart said he wanted to have more free time to spent with his children.