After leaving The Daily Show,Jon Stewart has grown himself a beard and enjoyed life as a ‘free’ man. “People ask me if I miss it and honestly, I don’t miss it at all,” says the former Daily Show star in Politico.

During his last show, Stewart revealed that he felt like he wasn’t “really adding a lot of value to this (The Daily Show) anymore.” He found the process of building up the show, awareness, and quality very thrilling but the maintenance part of the job more redundant.

Since signing off, Stewart has not been a regular in the public eye as he has been taking it slow, having to return to his life not working as a host of one of America’s most popular late-night shows. The most exposure he has had was a brief string of guest starring moments for the Pro Wrestling company WWE, which he has stated his love of.

After more than two months Stewart and his wife, Tracey, appeared in an interview with CBS News in their home in New Jersey. “I miss the people that I worked with,” he said when asked if he missed people the way they missed him.

About a month ago Trevor Noah took over the news chair of The Daily Show and took America by storm. It is safe to say that he is trying (and seemingly succeeding in) filling the shoes of Stewart.

Despite the meaty presidential campaigns going on right now, which would have been a playground for Stewart to comment on, he still doesn’t miss the show. Now he’s taking his children to school which seems to be a joy to him. He is doing normal, everyday life stuff and not on TV every week.

Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "Th...
Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, speaks at the USO Metro awards in Arlington, Va., March 25, 2008. Stewart received the 2008 USO-Metro Merit Award at the dinner. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Because I feel like I completed it. It’s when you feel like you complete a project to the best of your ability. When you’ve done the best that you think you’re able to do. …So I can’t regret. All I can do now is be happy that I had that opportunity,” Stewart said. “The joy is in creating it, in growing it, in evolving it. Maintaining it is the part that when it becomes rote or redundant, then you feel like, ‘Well, I’m not really adding a lot of value to this anymore, am I?’”

Stewart still writes and works on projects as a stay-at-home-father. “It’s not like I don’t feel productive or creative,” he said. “I still work. I get to write.” But when we will be hearing from him in a comedy matter is still unknown.

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