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John Oliver is leaving The Daily Show for HBO. He has landed himself a series on HBO that will premiere in 2014.

Last night, therefore, represented Oliver’s final appearance as a correspondent on the Comedy Central program and it started out typically enough: with the Brit bring brought in to discuss the Royal voicemail hacking scandal.

But host Jon Stewart quickly put a stop to this segment, surprising Oliver instead with a montage of his most hilarious work over seven-and-half years at The Daily Show.

When it was all over, Oliver was an emotional wreck, scarcely able to get up and dance due to the tears running down his cheeks.

Watch the sentimental farewell in its entirety now:

The Daily Show Bids Farewell to John Oliver