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

Brian Gilmore
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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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John Oliver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Tina Fey age 47

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Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Amy Poehler age 46

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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Steve Carell age 55

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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?
Samantha Bee age 48

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Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
KennethParker added Stephen Colbert age 53

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Jessica Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?

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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 Aasif Mandvi age 52

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Amy Sedaris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Amy Sedaris age 57

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Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?

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Joel McHale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Joel McHale age 46

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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Bill Hader age 39

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Rob Riggle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Rob Riggle age 47

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Wyatt Cenac is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Wyatt Cenac age 41

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Jason Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
KennethParker added Jason Jones age 44

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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Chris Rock age 53

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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Brian Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?

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Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Patton Oswalt age 49

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Al Madrigal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Al Madrigal age 46

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Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Seth Meyers age 44

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Kristen Schaal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?

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Hannibal Buress is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?

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Ed Helms is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?

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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Aziz Ansari is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Aziz Ansari age 35

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Jim Carrey age 56

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Aisha Tyler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Jeff Daniels is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
mclewis added Bill Maher age 62

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Eddie Izzard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Eddie Izzard age 56

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Kate Upton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Howi added Kate Upton age 25

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Ben Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Ben Schwartz age 36

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Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Chris Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
ChloeFletcher added Jerry Seinfeld age 63

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Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
Jack Black age 48

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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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John Fugelsang is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Trevor Noah is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Bassem Youssef is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?
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Martin Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?