When Jon Stewart announced his upcoming exit from Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Feb. 10, it wasn’t just us millions of ordinary fans and viewers who were struck. Everyone from political icons to major media figures and entertainers – even a professional athletic team – was hit hard by the news, too.
Many of those notables quickly expressed their new Stewart Stances on Twitter, even, with sentimentality, remorse, and – of course – lots of humor.
Big political names contributed with the hot hashtag of #JonStewart.
David Axelrod, President Obama’s former top political advisor, happened to be a guest on “The Daily Show” that same evening as Stewart’s announcement:
From one Twitter account of Sen. Elizabeth Warren:
Nate Silver, resident swami in the world of political polls, predicts Stewart’s departure will be similar to Michael Jordan’s hiatus from the NBA:
Media tweets ranged from surprise to praise, and from questions about Stewart’s future to the future of political news.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper:
From Steven Oh, Chief Operating Officer of The Young Turks:
From Kim Masters, Editor-at-large of The Hollywood Reporter:
MSNBC’s Ed Schultz:
CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter:
Joe Adalian, editor of New York Magazine’s “Vulture”:
The Bipartisan Report offers this suggestion that many might clamor for:
Many from the field of entertainment joined the tweet-fest, ranging from remorse to humor.
Andy Cohen of Bravo’s “Watch This Happen”:
Author J.K. Rowling:
Daniel Tosh of “Tosh.O” tweeted on the departure (although in what may only be in his typically sarcastic and self-promoting format):
Dave Rube of “The Ruben Reports”:
Actress Alyssa Milano:
Actor Wil Wheaton:
Mike Drucker, a writer with “The Jimmy Fallon Show”:
From Craig Ferguson:
Even professional sports commented on #JonStewart.
From the New York Mets:
The standout classic in #JonStewart tweets from a notable name came from none other than President Bill Clinton, though.
Let’s hope Nate Silver’s projection is correct. We could use Jon back in his regular sport before too long.