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It was a moment seemingly suited for heartfelt recollections and a highlight reel of his work for the show, except Che was only with The Daily Show for about three months.
“You were here for actually 58 business days,” host Jon Stewart said after pretending to bring Che out to comment on Joe Biden‘s recent racist gaffes and what that means for his presidential ambitions
The show employed a similar ruse to bid farewell to longtime cast member John Oliver.
But with Che, there wasn’t much to say.
Stewart brought out several fellow cast members to pay tribute, but it seemed like Jessica Williams and Samantha Bee still didn’t know Che, despite Bee’s dramatic hug.
And Jason Jones confused him with former correspondent Wyatt Cenac.
Stewart then led Che to a piano to perform “I Will Remember You” over a highlight reel, but the reel was only a few seconds long.
The tribute ended with a card reading “Michael, we hardly used ye.”
,” says Fantasia, who would close out the night’s performances, as Whitney Houston had done in years past. “I remember me, Faith Evans and so many of us standing in the front watching Whitney. It was very special. I’ll never forget it.”
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