Moment of Zen - Jon's Announcement

February 10, 2015 - David Axelrod 02/10/2015 Views: 377,702

Jon shares an important decision, and a chimpanzee gives a cat a bath. (3:19)

>> Jon: HEY, THAT'S OUR SHOW!

JOIN US TOMORROW NIGHT AT 11:00.

NOW, I WOULD IMAGINE AS THISSHOW IS AIRING, THERE MAY BE

INFORMATION OUT THERE RIGHTNOW THAT THE AUDIENCE MIGHT NOT

BE AWARE OF, SO IWILL JUST TELL YOU.

DOUG HERZOG AND MICHELLEGAINLESS OF COMEDY CENTRAL GAVE

ME AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY17 YEARS AGO TO PILOT

THIS WONDERFUL FRANCHISE.

AND I -- 17 YEARS IS THE LONGESTI HAVE EVER IN MY LIFE HELD

A JOB BY 16 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS.

(CHEERING)THANK YOU!

THE UPSHOT THERE BEING, I AM ATERRIBLE EMPLOYEE.

BUT IN MY HEART, I KNOW, IT ISTIME FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO HAVE

THAT OPPORTUNITY.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)NO!

NO!

I TOLD YOU THEY DIDN'T KNOW.

YOU PROBABLY KNOW.

NOT RIGHT AWAY.

IT'S GOING TO BE -- YOU KNOW,WE'RE STILL WORKING OUT DETAILS.

I'M UP IN SEPTEMBER.

MIGHT BE AROUND THEN, MIGHT BEDECEMBER, MIGHT BE JULY, WE'RE

STILL WORKING OUT DETAILS.

I DON'T HAVE ANY SPECIFIC PLANS.

GOT A LOT OF IDEAS.

I GOT A LOT OF THINGS IN MYHEAD.

I'M GOING TO HAVE DINNER ON ASCHOOL NIGHT WITH MY FAMILY, WHO

I HAVE HEARD FROM MULTIPLESOURCES ARE LOVELY PEOPLE.

(LAUGHTER)YOU KNOW, I'M NOT GOING TO BE

HERE AND TRY AND SUM UP WHATTHIS PLACE HAS MEANT TO ME OVER

THE YEARS, BUT I COULDN'T DOTHAT AND WE HAVE PLENTY OF TIME

AND I'VE GOT A MYRIAD OF PEOPLETO THANK AND WE'LL GET TO THAT

OVER TIME.

I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE TOMORROW.

BUT THIS SHOW DOESN'T DESERVE ANEVEN SLIGHTLY RESTLESS HOST AND

NEITHER DO YOU.

I DON'T THINK I'M GOING TO MISSBEING ON TELEVISION EVERY DAY.

I'M GOING TO MISS COMING HEREEVERY DAY.

AND THIS IS WHERE -- I LOVE THEPEOPLE HERE.

THEY'RE THE BEST.

THEY'RE CREATIVE ANDCOLLABORATIVE AND KIND.

AND THAT'S ALLITERATIVE BUT IT'SCHEATING BECAUSE IT'S A K,

BUT YOU UNDERSTANDWHAT I'M SAYING.

THEY'RE -- I LOVE THEM ANDRESPECT THEM SO MUCH.

>> WE LOVE YOU, JON!

>> Jon: YEAH!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)ANYWAY!

ARRRRR! WHAT IS THIS FLUID?

WHAT ARE THESE FEELINGS?

FRANKENSTEIN ANGRY!

(APPLAUSE)IT'S BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PRIVILEGE,

IT'S BEEN THE HONOR OF MYPROFESSIONAL LIFE.

I THANK YOU FOR WATCHING IT, FORHATING WATCHING IT.

WHATEVER REASON YOU ARETUNING IN FOR, YOU GET IN THIS

BUSINESS WITH THE IDEA THATMAYBE YOU HAVE A POINT OF VIEW

AND SOMETHING TO EXPRESS AND TORECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM THAT IS

THE GREATEST FEELING YOU COULDASK FOR, AND I THANK YOU.

HERE IT IS...

YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN.

♪♪