But before The Colbert Report had aired, and even before Stephen Colbert became a household name, there was Colbert's mentor and friend, Jon Stewart. Stewart, who hosted The Daily Show, bid farewell as the show's host after an extended 16 year run.
So even though his show has now ended, let us remember the the Top 10 Memorable Moments that Jon Stewart had given us, on and off the air:
#10: That Time Jon Stewart Was on Crossfire
#9. That Time Jon Stewart Interviewed Jim Cramer
#8: That Time Jon Stewart Sparred With Bill O'Reiley
#7: That Time Malala Yousafzai Left Jon Stewart Speechless
#6: When Jon Stewart Changed Television With "Indecision 2000"
#5: When Jon Stewart Published Not ONE, Not TWO, BUT THREE Books
#4: When Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Hosted The "Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear"
#3: When Jon Stewart Grew Some Fluff On His Chin
#2: When Jon Stewart Used The Choir to tell Fox News to "Go F**K Yourselves"
#1: When Jon Stewart Impersonated Glenn Beck
There are seriously hundreds of other great things that Jon Stewart did on his show during the 16 years that he was on the air. When he took the position to host The Daily Show in 1999, Stewart began to transform not only the show, but television into something more substantial. He created a show that prompted conversation among current events, politics and the media.
As he said goodbye to the show on Thursday evening with a farewell broadcast, he signed off with wit and sincerity to all of his viewers. His final remarks to his audience: "Nothing ends," he said. "It's just a continuation. It's a pause in the conversation. So rather than saying goodbye or good night, I'm just going to say: I'm going to go get a drink. And I'm sure I'll see you guys before I leave."
Jon Stewart had certainly been our moment of zen.