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So Long, Jon Stewart: Celebrating The Daily Show's Best Colorado Moments

How long has Jon Stewart hosted The Daily Show, the Comedy Central program to which he will bid farewell tonight?

Long enough to have "reported" about the Broncos' Super Bowl victory in January 1999.

"Yeah, Broncos," he said with mock enthusiasm at the time. "I'm so happy, I could destroy my favorite liquor store.

"In last night's Super Bowl, John Elway and his Denver Broncos won their second Super Bowl in a row, 34-19," he added, "slapping the Atlanta Falcons like a vice squad busting a free safety soliciting oral sex from an undercover cop in the vice squad."

This would hardly be the last time Stewart would talk Colorado. The Daily Show originated from Denver during the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and he covered plenty of locally originating topics ranging from the Aurora theater shootings to the legalization of limited recreational marijuana sales.

Yes, he's an uncommonly erudite comedian — but he loves him some good pot jokes, too.

Below, we've collected ten Daily Show videos from the Stewart era featuring Colorado references. Included along with the 1999 clip noted above are assorted celebrity visits (Tim Tebow, Matt Stone and Trey Parker), a historic Moment of Zen and, as a bonus, the 2010 segment featuring Westword medical marijuana critic William Breathes largely shot in our offices.

Check out the clips below — and be sure to tune in Stewart's last show tonight. We already miss him.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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