“Oh, how I have missed you,” Jon Stewart says in greeting Sarah Vowell on one of the author’s many appearances on The Daily Show. “You know what I like about Sarah Vowell?” Stewart says, “I laugh — and I learn.” Vowell quickly replies: sort of like this show. Stewart demurs, but it’s true Vowell and Stewart are kindred souls — and whenever she came to Stewart’s set it was always a pas de deux for the humor-happy smart set.
Vowell will make her final appearance on Stewart’s show on July 2, 2015. A former contributing editor to This American Life, Sarah Vowell is the author of many books including Unfamiliar Fishes, The Wordy Shipmates, Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot. Fun fact: Vowell voiced Violet in The Incredibles. With Stewart gone, Vowell may just have to tweet.
Here’s a Vowell appearance on The Daily Show, after Unfamiliar Fishes, in 2011: