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Jon Stewart's final Daily Show episode set for August (update)

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The final episode of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart will air Aug. 6, Stewart announced on last night's episode of the series.

"My last Daily Show program will be August the 6th," said Stewart.

"I will be wearing a suit, I will more than likely be showered," he began, as the crowd chimed in with a collective sigh of dismay. Stewart joked in response, "I'm sorry, I will be wearing overalls and I won't shower," which garnered cheers from the audience.

Stewart said in February that he would be leaving The Daily Show this year. His contract with Comedy Central was set to expire in September. CNN Money reports that he wanted to depart before that, sometime in the summer, while Comedy Central executives were hoping to keep him on until as late as November.

Stewart is raising funds for autism charities by offering a trip to New York and two tickets for the final episode's taping, which you can enter to win through Omaze. Proceeds will go to New York Collaborates for Autism and Night of Too Many Stars.

Comedy Central announced last month that Trevor Noah, a comedian and Daily Show correspondent, will take over as host after Stewart's tenure ends. There will be a gap between them, according to CNN Money, which reports that Noah's run on The Daily Show will begin sometime in the fall. We've reached out to Comedy Central for comment, and will update this article with any information we receive.

Update: A Comedy Central representative confirmed to Polygon that following Stewart's last episode, The Daily Show "will go on hiatus for the remainder of the summer and re-launch in the fall with Trevor Noah as its new host." The rep added that Comedy Central will announce details of Noah's premiere "at a later date."

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