Friday, October 9, 2015

Comedians used to be Daily Show Correspondents

The Daily Show (titled The Daily Show with Trevor Noah since September 2015) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. Some of its correspondents and on-screen contributors who have appeared on the television program now become comedians. Below are some comedians used to be correspondents in Daily Show.

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah (2014-2015)

Trevor Noah Daily, Daily Show Trevor Noah Host, is a South African comedian, TV and radio host, and actor. In December 2014, Trevor Noah began his stint as a Daily Show on-air personality after establishing himself in the comedy circuit with two well-received stand up specials, African American and You Laugh But It's True. 
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Michael Che

Michael Che (2014)

Michael Che is most notable because he has the distinct honor of being the shortest tenured Daily Show correspondent to date. He has followed up his brief stint on the Daily Show by joining the sketch comedy titan, Saturday Night Live. 
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Ed Helms

Ed Helms (2002-2006)

Ed Helms had a distinguished four year run as a Daily Show correspondent, where he served as a field reporter and hosted popular segments of the show, including "Ad Nauseam" and "Digital Watch". 
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Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn (2010-2011)

Oliva Munn served as a correspondent regularly on the Daily Show for a one year period, appearing in a number of popular segments, most notably "Tiger Mothering." Following her run on the Daily Show, Munn has appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Magic Mike and the HBO original TV series The Newsroom, in which she stars as Sloan Sabbith.

Rob Corddry

Rob Corddry (2002-2006)

Rob Corddry is known for his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and for his starring role in the comedy film Hot Tub Time Machine (2010). Robert William "Rob" Corddry is an American actor and comedian.

Josh Gad

Josh Gad (2009-2011)

Josh Gad was a regular correspondent on The Daily Show for two years, starring in signature segments such as "The War on Christmas" and "Chubby Chasers." He went on to star in The Book of Mormon on Broadway, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. 

John Oliver

John Oliver (2006-2013)

Comedian John Oliver joined The Daily Show as "Senior British Correspondent" and his writing on the show earned him three Emmy Awards. When Jon Stewart went on an eight-week hiatus to direct the film Rosewater, Oliver assumed full hosting duties of The Daily Show and his mini-gig was met with high praise, leading some to speculate that he could eventually serve as successor to Jon Stewart. This did not turn out to be the case, however, and after a bittersweet farewell, John Oliver left The Daily Show in 2013 and began hosting his own late-night news satire program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO in April 2014.

Steve Carell

Steve Carell (1999-2004)

Steve Carrell's five year run on The Daily Show propelled him to stardom. He was involved in several memorable Daily Show moments, from his interview of then presidential candidate John McCain in 1999, to his "Even Stevphen" skit with fellow correspondent Stephen Colbert. 

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert (1997-2005)

Stephen Colbert's eight year run as a correspondent on The Daily Show was so successful that it earned him his own Daily Show spin-off The Colbert Report. Colbert spent his time on The Daily Show serving as a writer and developing his Colbert Report persona, a talk show host caricature meant to satirize political punditry. In addition to his late night hosting gigs, Colbert has also appeared on numerous television series, including The Mindy Project.

The Daily show airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. You can watch full episodes of Daily Show on Hulu or Netflix.

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