NEW YORK (AFP): Cult American satirist Jon Stewart ended 16 years as host of ‘The Daily Show’ with a standing ovation and was played out by rock legend Bruce Springsteen, bringing to close a unique era in US broadcasting. As the hash tag #JonVoyage trended on Twitter, an emotional Stewart made his last appearance on the Comedy Central show, thanking colleagues, fans and family and delivering a final monologue. The 52-year-old had turned the four-times a week show into a unique blend of politics, journalism and entertainment that skewered politicians, the world in general and sensationalist cable news coverage in particular.