By Will Robinson
Updated August 20, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
Brad Barket/AP file

Quick: Do you want Jon Stewart to remain in your political life, if only for one night? There’s a petition for you!

Launched two weeks ago, a plea for the former Daily Show host to moderate one of the 2016 presidential debates has reached over 117,000 signatures as of those posting.

“Over the last 16 years, Jon Stewart has played an influential and iconic role in covering US politics and media,” the petition reads. “We believe he should continue that tradition as a moderator at one of the 2016 Presidential Debates.”

Stewart, 52, has strong credentials, as the page notes, having engaged in mostly serious interviews with various world leaders and myriad American politicians.

Plus, with no new gig announced after abdicating his seat behind the iconic, Newseum-bound desk, maybe he’ll have some time on his hands. And if his muse (Donald Trump) advances, maybe that’ll lure him back.

Check out the petition at

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