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Watch: Jon Stewart's final Daily Show goodbye and last moment of Zen

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

Leading up to Jon Stewart's final episode as host of The Daily Show, one of the biggest questions was how he was going to end it. This show is his legacy; his tenure there is a chapter and a triumph of comedy. That said, how do you sum up more than a decade of work, relationships, news stories, interviews, and experiences into mere words?

Stewart did this by stressing that he's leaving the show, and that the show will go on without him.

"This show isn't ending. This is just a pause in the conversation," he said, thanking the people he's worked with over the years. Stewart is right. The show will go on, and there's still plenty of talent there.

"Rather than saying goodbye or goodnight, I'm just going to say that I'm going to get a drink," he said. "Nothing ever ends. … it's been a privilege."

Then Stewart, as is Daily Show tradition, kicked it to one last (surprising) moment of Zen as a Daily Show host.

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