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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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Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Stephen Colbert The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Late Show with David Letterman - 1997 - 2005

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

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

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

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Aasif Mandvi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Aasif Mandvi The Daily Show, The Bedford Diaries, Tanner '88 - 2006-present

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Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Lewis Black The Daily Show, Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc. - 1996 - present

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wyatt Cenac is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Wyatt Cenac The Daily Show, Fanboy & Chum Chum - 2008 - 2012

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Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Patrick Stewart Star Trek: The Next Generation, American Dad!, I - 2012

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Olivia Munn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Olivia Munn The Newsroom, Perfect Couples, Attack of the Show! - 2010 - 2011

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Al Madrigal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Al Madrigal About a Boy, Gary Unmarried, Free Agents - 2011 - present

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Larry Wilmore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Larry Wilmore The Daily Show, The Bernie Mac Show, The PJs - 2006 - 2014

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

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Beth Littleford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Beth Littleford The Daily Show, Dog with a Blog, The Hard Times of RJ Berger - 1996 - 2000

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Dave Attell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Dave Attell Insomniac with Dave Attell, The Gong Show with Dave Attell, Comedy Underground with Dave Attell - 1998

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Mo Rocca is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Mo Rocca The Daily Show, CBS News Sunday Morning, I Love the '70s: Volume 2 - 1998 - 2003

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Jordan Klepper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Jordan Klepper The Daily Show - 2014 - present

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Demetri Martin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Demetri Martin The Daily Show, Important Things with Demetri Martin, Demetri Martin. Person. - 2005 - 2008

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Michael Che is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Michael Che The Daily Show, Best Week Ever - 2014

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Roy Wood Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Roy Wood Jr. The Daily Show, @midnight, Conan - 2015-Present

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Ronny Chieng is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Ronny Chieng 2015-Present

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Rachael Harris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Rachael Harris Suits, The Daily Show, Frisky Dingo - 2002 - 2003

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Jeff Ross is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Jeff Ross Conan, Dancing with the Stars, Shasta McNasty - 1996 - 1997

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Desi Lydic is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Desi Lydic The Daily Show, Awkward, Karensky's - 2015- Present

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Paul F. Tompkins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Paul F. Tompkins Mr. Show with Bob and David, Real Time with Bill Maher, Tenacious D - 1998

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Jon Glaser is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Jon Glaser Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Delocated, Assy McGee - 2004

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Laura Kightlinger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Laura Kightlinger Lucky Louie, Tenacious D, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman - 1999

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Matt Walsh is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Matt Walsh Veep, The Daily Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien - 2001 - 2002

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Trevor Noah is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Trevor Noah 2014 - present

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Josh Gad is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Josh Gad 1600 Penn, Back to You, Good Vibes - 2009 - 2011

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Brian Unger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Brian Unger The Daily Show, Extra, The Great Debate - 1996 - 1998

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Sarah Vowell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time

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A. Whitney Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
A. Whitney Brown The Daily Show - 1996 - 1998

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Susie Essman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Susie Essman Curb Your Enthusiasm, Baby Boom, Better Half - 1996

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Hasan Minhaj is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Hasan Minhaj Disaster Date - 2014-present

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Caroline Rhea is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Caroline Rhea Phineas and Ferb, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - 1996

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Dave Gorman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Dave Gorman America Unchained, The Dave Gorman Collection, Genius - 2006

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Eric Drysdale is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time

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Miriam Tolan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Miriam Tolan 2000 - 2001

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Jerry Minor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Jerry Minor The Daily Show, Mr. Show with Bob and David, Lucky Louie - 2000

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Michael Blieden is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Michael Blieden 1996 - 1999

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Lauren Weedman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Lauren Weedman Looking - 2001 - 2002

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David Pompeii is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time

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Mary Birdsong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Mary Birdsong Reno 911!, Welcome to New York, Crossballs: The Debate Show - 2002

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Stacey Grenrock-Woods is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Stacey Grenrock-Woods The Daily Show - 1998 - 2003