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The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time

Updated May 21, 2020 4.8k votes 776 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.
  • 1
    John Oliver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    John Oliver

    The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
    2006 - 2013
  • 2
    Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Stephen Colbert

    The Daily Show, The Colbert Report
    1997 - 2005
  • 3
    Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Steve Carell

    The Simpsons, The Office
    1999 - 2005
  • 4
    Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    37

    Lewis Black

    The Daily Show, Scooby-Doo! Mystery
    1996 - present
  • 5
    Samantha Bee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Samantha Bee

    The Daily Show, Good God
    2003 - present
  • 6
    Hasan Minhaj is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Hasan Minhaj

    Disaster Date
    2014-present
  • 7
    Ed Helms is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Ed Helms

    The Office, The Daily Show
    2002 - 2006
  • 8
    Aasif Mandvi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Aasif Mandvi

    The Daily Show, The Bedford Diaries
    2006-present
  • 9
    Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Patrick Stewart

    Star Trek: The Next Generation, American Dad!
    2012
  • 10
    Jessica Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    47
    2012 - present
  • 11
    Kristen Schaal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Kristen Schaal

    Adventure Time, Bob's Burgers
    2008 - present
  • 12
    Larry Wilmore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    36

    Larry Wilmore

    The Daily Show, The Bernie Mac Show
    2006 - 2014
  • 13
    Roy Wood Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Roy Wood Jr.

    The Daily Show, @midnight
    2015-Present
  • 14
    Rob Riggle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Rob Riggle

    Saturday Night Live, Ugly Americans
    2006 - 2008
  • 15
    Rob Corddry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Rob Corddry

    The Daily Show, Childrens Hospital
    2002 - 2006
  • 16
    Jordan Klepper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Jordan Klepper

    The Daily Show
    2014 - present
  • 17
    Desi Lydic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    15

    Desi Lydic

    The Daily Show, Awkward
    2015- Present
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    Olivia Munn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    53

    Olivia Munn

    The Newsroom, Perfect Couples
    2010 - 2011
  • 19
    Ronny Chieng is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    17

    Ronny Chieng

    2015-Present
  • 20
    Al Madrigal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Al Madrigal

    About a Boy, Gary Unmarried
    2011 - present
  • 21
    John Hodgman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    John Hodgman

    The Daily Show, Bored to Death
    2006 - present
  • 22
    Jason Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Jason Jones

    The Daily Show, Craft Corner Deathmatch
    2005 - present
  • 23
    Mo Rocca is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Mo Rocca

    The Daily Show, CBS News Sunday Morning
    1998 - 2003
  • 24
    Trevor Noah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    27

    Trevor Noah

    2014 - present
  • 25
    Dave Attell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents Of All Time
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    Dave Attell

    Insomniac with Dave Attell, The Gong Show with Dave Attell
    1998
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