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What was the REAL reason he was giving up the post??
"These things are cyclical. You have moments of dissatisfaction, and then you come out of it and it's OK. But the cycles become longer and maybe more entrenched, and that's when you realize, 'OK, I'm on the back side of it now…'
It's not like I thought the show wasn't working any more, or that I didn't know how to do it. It was more, 'Yup, it's working. But I'm not getting the same satisfaction.'"
Probably the most upsetting part of Jon's job was sifting through the unending 24-hour news cycle to find the best moments to skewer.
In fact, he thinks that part is just plain sh***y! Literally! He said:
"Watching these channels all day is incredibly depressing," says Stewart. "I live in a constant state of depression. I think of us as turd miners. I put on my helmet, I go and mine turds, hopefully I don't get turd lung disease."
But the straw that broke the comic's back seems to be the upcoming Presidential election.
"I'd covered an election four times, and it didn't appear that there was going to be anything wildly different about this one."
Hmm. We guess the mud slinging (when added to the turd mining) was just too much for the host's heart to handle.
Indecision 2016 will just have to be covered by someone else.
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