I am with Ubiq in not watching much of the Daily show, if at all for the last two years.
Don't get me wrong, Jon Stewart is a gift to this generation, but it gets to a point ,as one gets older that his routine gets old. I get it, Fox News is an insane hyper conservative hypocritical propaganda machine. But 16 years of that? 16 years of pretty much the same joke "Fox news and Republicans are insane, let's laugh" gets old, and frankly it got tiring. That is why John Oliver's brief stint as host was so refreshing, it brought something new, it brought something different.
Is this new guy going to be good? Probably. I think it is rather strange they are going with a complete newbie, but I suppose they want a blank slate, someone who is coming in with no baggage from previous shows and comedies. I do think though, that the Daily Show will transform itself from where it is now, and I think that is going to be good for the future. We'll see. As much as Jon Stewart is important, and his accomplishments speak for themselves, I am not sad he is leaving.
Though I wish he'd wait for the 2016 race to be over before, but ah well.