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List Rules Vote on each anchor based only on their time on The Daily Show

You love to watch The Daily Show, we know you do. Whether it's your main source of news (pro tip: also watch the real news!) or Jon Stewart is just the only person keeping you sane in the age of the 24-hour news cycle, all true Comedy Central Daily Show fans know that Stewart isn't on his own. The best Daily Show correspondents of all time, ranked on this list, serve up just as many jokes, funny interviews, and political satire as Stewart himself. So which correspondents and members of the Daily Show cast are the best in the show's history?

Comedy Central's The Daily Show, hosted by Jon Stewart, has a long history (going back to 1996) of featuring some of the best comedians, journalists, and comedian-journalists as their correspondents and contributors. Countless Daily Show correspondents (collectively and lovingly called The Best F#@king News Team Ever) have gone on to become A-list film actors, like Steve Carell, or hosts of their own satirical news programs, like John Oliver, Larry Wilmore, and Stephen Colbert.

Some of the best comediennes in history have also been correspondents for The Daily Show. From Susie Essman to Kristen Schall, the women of The Daily Show (like Olivia Munn and Caroline Rhea) had careers beyond their appearances on the Comedy Central series. This list also includes shout-outs to one-time contributors or correspondents like author Sarah Vowell and actor Sir Patrick Stewart. You will be surprised to learn who in Hollywood started or had experiences as Daily Show correspondents, whether it was the 1990s or 2010s.

So upvote the greatest Daily Show correspondents to ever join Jon Stewart in poking fun at the news, and be sure to rerank this list of all Daily Show reporters how you think it should be ordered.
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1
260 37
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Late Show with David Letterman - 1997 - 2005

2
256 33
John Oliver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Important Things with Demetri Martin - 2006 - 2013

3
198 34
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Simpsons, The Office, Saturday Night Live - 1999 - 2005

4
140 57
Samantha Bee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Good God - 2003 - present

5
134 49
Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc. - 1996 - present

6
140 54
Aasif Mandvi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, The Bedford Diaries, Tanner '88 - 2006-present

7
102 50
Rob Corddry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Childrens Hospital, Upright Citizens Brigade - 2002 - 2006

8
111 59
Rob Riggle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Ugly Americans, Upright Citizens Brigade - 2006 - 2008

9
119 43
Ed Helms is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Office, The Daily Show, Wilfred - 2002 - 2006

10
114 48
Kristen Schaal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Adventure Time, Bob's Burgers, The Daily Show - 2008 - present

11
122 55
Jessica Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
2012 - present

12
107 35
Jason Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Craft Corner Deathmatch - 2005 - present

13
80 56
Olivia Munn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Newsroom, Perfect Couples, Attack of the Show! - 2010 - 2011

14
81 44
Wyatt Cenac is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Fanboy & Chum Chum - 2008 - 2012

15
98 47
Larry Wilmore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, The Bernie Mac Show, The PJs - 2006 - 2014

16
89 38
Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Star Trek: The Next Generation, American Dad!, I - 2012

17
70 38
Al Madrigal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
About a Boy, Gary Unmarried, Free Agents - 2011 - present

18
70 43
John Hodgman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Bored to Death - 2006 - present

19
39 11
Hasan Minhaj is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Disaster Date - 2014-present

20
54 37
Jordan Klepper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show - 2014 - present

21
27 13
Roy Wood Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Roy Wood Jr. The Daily Show, @midnight, Conan - 2015-Present

22
42 40
Beth Littleford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Dog with a Blog, The Hard Times of RJ Berger - 1996 - 2000

23
50 40
Dave Attell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Insomniac with Dave Attell, The Gong Show with Dave Attell, Comedy Underground with Dave Attell - 1998

24
21 12
Ronny Chieng is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Ronny Chieng 2015-Present

25
22 13
Desi Lydic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Awkward, Karensky's - 2015- Present