Final episode of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show airs tonight

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After 16 years, the final episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will air on the Comedy Network tonight, August 6.

The show started in 1999 and had a successful run making fun of politicians, newsmakers and authors, but was at times very poignant. Stewart used his platform to discuss issues making news not only satirically but also in thought-provoking ways.

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After the final episode airs, the set will be donated to the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Senior Vice President of Exhibits and Programs Cathy Trost said they are “thrilled” to be receiving The Daily Show artifacts to display.

“They are part of America’s cultural and media history, telling an important story about how political satire and news as humour made ‘The Daily Show’ a trusted news source for a generation.”

Catch Stewart’s last appearance at 11 p.m.

For some great moments in the show’s history, watch the video below.

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