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Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show

We've known for a little while that this has been coming, but according to the man himself, Jon Stewart is leaving the anchor's chair at The Daily Show.

According to The A.V. Club, Stewart told the audience at today's taping that he'll be leaving the show. He didn't say exactly when, but Comedy Central's official Twitter account confirmed the news in a tweet.

Stewart has hosted The Daily Show since 1999. The announcement comes not long after the news that Daily Show alum Steven Colbert is taking over The Late Show from David Letterman.

Update: You can see an emotional Stewart make his big announcement on The Daily Show below.

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