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Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show? 

Brian Gilmore
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Updated June 14, 2019 6.9k votes 727 voters 24.7k views 53 items

List Rules New choices for potential Jon Stewart replacement must actually be available to host The Daily Show

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

UPDATE: On March 30, 2015, Comedy Central announced that Trevor Noah, The Daily Show correspondent since December 2014 will take over for Stewart.

Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show after 16 years of hosting a television program that changed the landscape of how we view news. Something that started out as a fake news/joke program, under Stewart's reign, turned into the most reliable place to find news during any political event. He saw us through four presidential elections and countless changes in liberal ideology, as well as the struggles in between. Jon Stewart truly gave his all in his reporting, his comedy and never pulled punches when something needed to be dissected or taken down a peg. 

So now that he's moving on with his career, who do we turn to? Well, much like Stewart was when he first started, I think we should look to the alternative comedy community for who the next Jon Stewart is going to be. Vote up who you think would be the best, or add your own entries at the bottom of the list. I've included both Daily Show correspondents that I think could handle the load and people in the comedy community that would knock it out of the park, as well as some underrated newcomers that I think could easily help out the show. 

Not all current correspondents should be thought of first because then we'd lose them as correspondents. I think the new host of The Daily Show should have the cushion of a well-established, well-loved correspondent base that Jon Stewart had when he took over the show from Craig Kilborn. 

What do you think of this list? Who can do the job of replacing Jon Stewart the best? Nobody will ever be him, but a new, fresh direction might be exactly what The Daily Show needs. 
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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Age 48 from Upper Darby
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John Oliver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
surag added Age 41 from Birmingham
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Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
NiradGupta added Age 51 from Washington
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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Age 47 from USA
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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Age 56 from USA
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Jessica Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Samantha Bee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Age 49 from Toronto
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Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
VanessaLee added Age 70 from Silver Spring
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Amy Sedaris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Age 57 from Endicott
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Aasif Mandvi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Robert Wabash added Age 52 from Mumbai
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Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Age 40 from Virginia
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Wyatt Cenac is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Age 42 from New York City
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Al Madrigal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Age 47 from USA
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Joel McHale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Age 47 from Rome
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Jason Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
KennethParker added Age 45 from Hamilton
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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Age 54 from Andrews
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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
JenniferGarnick added Age 37 from Manhattan
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Kristen Schaal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Age 41 from Longmont
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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Age 40 from Tulsa
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Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Age 50 from Portsmouth
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Rob Riggle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Age 48 from Louisville
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Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
mclewis added Age 63 from New York City
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Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
KennethParker added Age 54 from Washington
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Ed Helms is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
mclewis added Age 45 from Georgia
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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
mclewis added Age 66 from Pittsburgh