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Emmys 2015: The Daily Show wins Outstanding Variety Talk Series for its farewell season

This year a lot of late night shows were bidding farewell after historic runs, but it was Jon Stewart's Daily Show that beat everyone, winning the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series. It was the 3rd win of the night for the show, with The Daily Show picking up the award for best variety show writing and directing earlier in the evening.

A bearded Stewart took the stage to accept the award and in true Stewart fashion riff, explaining that this was the first applause he'd heard in months. "To everybody on television, I just want to tell you: cling to it, as long as you can," he said, "Like death. Like in Titanic.." Calling the regular world a "barren wasteland," Stewart described the tongue-in-cheek existential hell of his new,...

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