"I can't believe that you're leaving before me!" Obama said, laughing. "In fact, I'm issuing a new executive order that Jon Stewart cannot leave the show!"
Obama's proclamation elicited raucous cheers from the Daily Show audience, although Obama quipped, "It's being challenged in the courts."
Stewart reminded Obama that he was running out of time in office as well, joking, "You don't have that much time to take away Americans' guns, declare martial law and put hardworking Americans in FEMA camps. If you're gonna do that, you better get started."