He’s a fixture of The Daily Show.
And after Jon Stewart announced his departure the stars rushed to pay tribute to the veteran TV host on Tuesday.
Amongst those to react was Alyssa Milano, who posted: ‘No!!! Jon Stewart can’t retire from The Daily Show!!’
The 52-year-old made the revelation during a taping of his Comedy Central show and swift reaction followed.
‘Wow, #JonStewart leaving @TheDailyShow,’ tweeted CNN reporter Anderson Cooper who has appeared on the news satire show.
Craig Ferguson who recently left The Late Late Show on CBS noted Jon’s accomplishments on The Daily Show for the past 16 years.
‘Congratulations to Jon Stewart on an extraordinary groundbreaking run,’ he tweeted.
Mindy Kaling, who also has appeared on the show, referenced Jon’s 12-week hiatus last year to direct the film Rosewater as she commented on his leave.
‘I KNEW WHEN JON STEWART LEFT TO DIRECT THAT MOVIE HE WAS GONNA TRY SOMETHING LIKE THIS,’ Mindy tweeted.