Jon Stewart's 10 Best Religion Moments

Jon Stewart announced his plan to step down as host of "The Daily Show" on Tuesday, leaving a post he has held for the better part of two decades.

"It's been an honor and an absolute privilege, the honor of my professional life," he said during Tuesday's show. He called his years of hosting an "incredible opportunity," but added, "it is time for someone else to have that opportunity."

Known for his biting humor and painfully honest reporting, Stewart was not afraid to tackle large and sometimes-uncomfortable topics like politics, race and, yes, religion. Here is a look back at 10 of Jon Stewart's best religion clips:

On Biblical films:

On Pope Francis:

On Islamophobia:

On Easter versus Passover:

On the alleged Jesus wife:

On Hobby Lobby:

On religious conflict:

On the 'war on Christmas':

On nuns:

On Chick-fil-A:

Sarah Silverman
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Politically intelligent, hilariously funny and a woman who can snag the coveted men 18-49 demographic, Silverman would make an excellent choice as host.
Jason Jones and Samantha Bee
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Not only are they two of the best correspondents on "The Daily Show," real-life married couple Jason Jones and Samantha Bee would make a great hosting team. It would be like having our very own Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone from "Anchorman," just without all the teleprompter pranks (or, maybe not).
Aisha Tyler
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In addition to being one hilarious stand-up comic, the voice of Lana on "Archer" and a host on "The Talk" as well as "Whose Line Is It Anyway," Tyler's resume more than qualifies her to host a late night show. She was also a fan-favorite to replace Craig Ferguson on "The Late Late Show," but that spot went to James Cordon.
Aasif Mandvi
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Mandvi's "Daily Show" segments about the Middle East and other parts of the world make him a great candidate for satirizing worldwide issues. After all, he has already been dubbed the "Senior Foreign-Looking Correspondent" once or twice.
Jessica Williams
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At just 25 years old, Williams has made her mark on "The Daily Show" for her excellent segments about catcalling, inter-political dating, and an unforgettable piece on the military's asinine hair regulations called "Operation Black Hair."
Brian Williams
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What better way to recover from making a mockery of the news than becoming a professional news mocker? Just kidding (sorta).
Wanda Sykes
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Sykes is one of the greatest stand-up comics we have and would bring a completely different perspective to "The Daily Show." She couldn't have less in common with Jon Stewart, and after 15 years maybe that's a good thing?
Al Madrigal
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Also a stand-up comedian turned "Daily Show" correspondent, Madrigal's pieces on immigration are some of the show's best. He also recently made a special for Fusion about being half Latino in America that has a "Daily Show" vibe with its poignancy mixed with humor.
Cameron Esposito
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The only person who could beat Conan at having a signature hairstyle, Esposito is one of the funniest stand-up comics working today. Her fierce bits about gender (including the realest period joke of all time) and intelligent blogs would make her a prime candidate for news satire and a refreshing change for late night.
John Hodgman
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If we're going to go the white guy route, Hodgman is not only a great "Daily Show" correspondent, but a dapper fellow who loves mocking rich people and politics. Hey, Patton Oswalt wouldn't be too bad either...
Colin Quinn
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There's also Quinn who, as a "Weekend Update" correspondent on "Saturday Night Live," proved that he can handle a desk job. He has the same ranting quality that people expect from Jon Stewart, isn't afraid to cross the line and would definitely RT every trolling comment thrown his way.
W. Kamau Bell
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As host of FX's "Totally Biased," Bell proved that late night TV can be a lot edgier than it currently is.
Tina Fey and/or Amy Poehler
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Okay, this is obviously a long shot. But wouldn't that be amazing?