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Jon Stewart’s real genius came when he stopped telling jokes 

When Jon Stewart takes his final bow tonight, many will remember him as a brilliant comedian who gleefully skewered the regular absurdities of business, politics and media. But the comedian was often at his best when he wasn’t telling jokes but rather speaking up, without humor, as a voice for the times. From 9/11 to Charleston, these 5 moments show why we’ll really miss him.

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