We're all sad to see Jon Stewart leave "The Daily Show," but it's not all tears and sniffles. What many viewers don't know is that the final show taping also raised a boatload of money for a very worthy cause.
Stewart teamed up with the fundraising platform Omaze to raise money for New York Collaborates For Autism (NYCA), a charity near and dear to him. Over 47,000 people in 78 countries donated money for the chance to win a ticket to the final show taping, where they would get to meet Jon and hang around on set.
When all was said and done, they raised $2,235,520.
“Over the last 16 years, no one has done more than Jon to engage people around the issues that truly impact our lives," said Matt Pohlson, co-founder of Omaze. "It’s fitting that he leveraged his final show to raise over $2M for this incredible cause."