john stewart is like a sun that went supernova, and scattered bits and pieces of itself all over the tv universe. but those bits and pieces are just small collections of the elements that made up the original.
john oliver got the biting wit. samantha bee got the righteous anger. colbert got the promotion and a raise. larry wilmore got the street cred and the urban swag that stewart was so well-known for. and trevor noah, well.... he got a show with the same name. not the same show, mind you. just a show with the same name.
just like a supernova though, even if you take all the pieces somehow and put them all back together, they still won't add up to the original. once the fire goes out, it stays out.