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How Celebrities Reacted To Jon Stewart Leaving 'The Daily Show'

FILE - This Nov. 30, 2011 file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" i
FILE - This Nov. 30, 2011 file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York. The 18th edition of "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," has just been released, the first for the electronic age and a chance to take in some of the new faces, events and catchphrases of the past 10 years. General editor Geoffrey O'Brien says he has expanded upon the trend set by his predecessor, Justin Kaplan, of incorporating popular culture into an anthology once known for classical citations. Shakespeare and the Bible still reign, but room also has been made for Steve Jobs, Madonna and Michael Moore, Justin Timberlake and Jon Stewart. (AP Photo/Brad Barket, file)

After more than 15 years at the helm of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart has become a pillar of American television and his searing satire has won the hearts of viewers -- of all stripes -- around the nation. As Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless wrote, "His comedic brilliance is second to none."

On Tuesday, Stewart's announcement that he will leave "The Daily Show" was met with a range of reactions: from shock and sadness, to appreciation for a man whose wit is legendary.

Here are some notable reactions to Stewart's announced retirement.

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