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September 20, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT

Host Jon Stewart ended his 16-year run on the Comedy Central talk show on a high note: The Daily Show was just awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series.

“I’ve been off of television for six or seven weeks, this is the first applause I’ve heard,” Jon Stewart said while accepting the honor. He decried the lack of craft services in the real world, before thanking his Daily Show crew and Comedy Central.

“Thank you so very much,” Stewart said, “you will never have to see me again.”

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The series has scored a total of 11 wins in the Outstanding Variety Series category. Stewart’s final episode of The Daily Show aired back in August, while new host Trevor Noah officially takes the reins on Sept. 28.

The Daily Show beat out The Colbert Report, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Late Show with David Letterman, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for the honor.

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