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Jon Stewart's final Daily Show will air August 6

Emily St. James was a senior correspondent for Vox, covering American identities. Before she joined Vox in 2014, she was the first TV editor of the A.V. Club.

Jon Stewart's final episode of The Daily Show will air Thursday, August 6, 2015, the host announced on the show Monday, April 20.

"I will be wearing a suit. I will more than likely be showered," Stewart said, before playing off the studio audience's disappointment. "I'm sorry. I'll be wearing overalls, and I won't shower."

Stewart also announced that interested fans of the show can take part in a giveaway for tickets to the final program. Proceeds will benefit the Night of Too Many Stars, which puts on an annual comedy show to raise money for autism education.

"Maybe I'll see you here on August 6, and we'll have a nice hug," Stewart said.

Stewart announced his departure from the program in February 2015. He has since said to the Guardian that the decision to leave wasn't something that hit him all at once but, rather, something he gradually became more and more aware of.

Stewart will be succeeded by comedian Trevor Noah. Comedy Central has yet to announce when Noah will start hosting, but it's customary for a late-night show to take a few months off while a new host takes over. That allows the new host to put his own spin on the program. It seems certain, however, that Noah will be on the air by the time presidential election primaries begin in January 2016.

Watch Stewart's announcement above.