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The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time

Updated May 21, 2020 4.8k votes 778 voters 14.1k views

List RulesVote 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.
  • 26
    Dave Attell
    38
    34

    Dave Attell

    Insomniac with Dave Attell, The Gong Show with Dave Attell
    1998
  • 27
    Sarah Vowell
    30
    26
    2011
  • 28
    Michael Che
    39
    41

    Michael Che

    The Daily Show, Best Week Ever
    2014
  • 29
    Wyatt Cenac
    71
    102

    Wyatt Cenac

    The Daily Show, Fanboy & Chum Chum
    2008 - 2012
  • 30
    Caroline Rhea
    32
    19

    Caroline Rhea

    Phineas and Ferb, Sabrina
    1996
  • 31
    Paul F. Tompkins
    18
    22

    Paul F. Tompkins

    Mr. Show with Bob and David, Real Time with Bill Maher
    1998
  • 32
    Michelle Wolf
    20
    8

    Michelle Wolf

    Daily Show 2016-17
  • 33
    Buck Henry
    21
    13

    Buck Henry

    Get Smart, Quark
    2007
  • 34
    Demetri Martin
    39
    37

    Demetri Martin

    The Daily Show, Important Things with Demetri Martin
    2005 - 2008
  • 35
    Matt Walsh
    16
    24

    Matt Walsh

    Veep, The Daily Show
    2001 - 2002
  • 36
    Vance DeGeneres
    14
    12

    Vance DeGeneres

    The Daily Show, Let's Make a Deal
    1999 - 2001
  • 37
    Tom Shillue
    12
    12

    Tom Shillue

    1998 - 1999
  • 38
    A. Whitney Brown
    11
    12

    A. Whitney Brown

    The Daily Show
    1996 - 1998
  • 39
    Jerry Minor
    9
    9

    Jerry Minor

    The Daily Show, Mr. Show with Bob and David
    2000
  • 40
    Dave Gorman
    8
    9

    Dave Gorman

    America Unchained, The Dave Gorman Collection
    2006
  • 41
    Andy Kindler
    10
    12

    Andy Kindler

    Bob's Burgers, Raising Dad
    2000 - 2001
  • 42
    David Wain
    8
    10

    David Wain

    New Girl, Party Down
    1996
  • 43
    Rachael Harris
    16
    29

    Rachael Harris

    Suits, The Daily Show
    2002 - 2003
  • 44
    Ed Lover
    12
    22

    Ed Lover

    Battle Dome, Yo! MTV Raps
    1997 - 1998
  • 45
    Bob Wiltfong
    6
    8

    Bob Wiltfong

    The Daily Show
    2004 - 2005
  • 46
    Jeff Ross
    23
    40

    Jeff Ross

    Conan, Dancing with the Stars
    1996 - 1997
  • 47
    6
    8
    1999
  • 48
    Al Greenwood
    6
    9

    Al Greenwood

    1998 - 2000
  • 49
    Mary Birdsong
    6
    9

    Mary Birdsong

    Reno 911!, Welcome to New York
    2002
  • 50
    Robert Knight
    6
    10

    Robert Knight

    1997