Judd Apatow Kicks Off Jon Stewart’s Emotional Daily Show Farewell Tour

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Jon Stewart has less than eight weeks to go as host of The Daily Show, but so far at least, his nightly broadcast has not resembled the celebrity-filled farewell tour that greeted David Letterman in the weeks leading up to his retirement last month. Last night, Judd Apatow set out to change that.

The director, who is promoting his new book of interviews, Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy, pointed out that the “final loop of people saying thank you and goodbye” hasn’t quite begun yet.

“We’re not doing that,” Stewart said. “We’re just trying to do our show. That’s why we’re leaving in August. We figure fuck it, everybody’s on vacation, it’ll be fine.”

While Letterman had stars like Bill Murray and George Clooney on his final shows, Apatow predicted that Stewart would end with someone like Cornel West. “We’re just going to have some folks from the UN come by,” Stewart joked before saying, more seriously, that he plans to have comedian friends serve as guests on his last run of shows.

Apatow forced Stewart to have an “emotional moment” together as they attempted to stare into each other’s eyes without laughing for more than two seconds.

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