Washington: Jon Stewart has announced that he is retiring from 'The Daily Show' after its 16 years of run.
The 52-year-old broke the news to his audience while taping Comedy Central 's satirical news program, the CBS News reported.
The American political satirist has anchored "The Daily Show" since 1999. Since taking control of the anchor desk, the show has won 19 Emmy awards and averages about a million viewers each night.
Stewart took a hiatus from " The Daily Show" in 2013 while directing his first feature film, "Rosewater." No replacement has been announced.