The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents and Contributors

The 20 greatest Daily Show correspondents and contributors in the history of the satire institution.  Both Daily Show tenure and subsequent comedy career equally considered.


  1.  Stephen Colbert (1997-2005)
    Daily Show Highlights: Even Stephven, This Week In God, The Jobbing of America
    Extracurriculars: The Colbert Report, The Late Show, hosted 2006 White House Correspondents dinner
  2.  Steve Carell (1999-2005)
    Daily Show Highlights: Even Stephven, Produce Pete, Dollars and Cents, We Love Showbiz, Slimmin’ Down With Steve, Ad Nauseam
    Extracurriculars: The Office, Anchorman, Foxcatcher, The 40 Year Old Virgin
  3.  Jon Oliver (2006-2013)
    Daily Show Highlights: Senior British Person; Wilmore-Oliver Investigates, Interim host
    Extracurriculars: Last Week Tonight
  4. samantha bee Samantha Bee (2003-2015)
    Daily Show Highlights: Left Behind, Male Inequality, The Five
    Extracurriculars: Full Frontal
  5.  Larry Wilmore (2006-2014)
    Daily Show HighlightsSenior Black Correspondent, Wilmore-Oliver Investigates
    Extracurriculars: The Nightly Show, hosted 2017 White House Correspondents dinner
  6.  Ed Helms (2002-2006)
    Daily Show HighlightsDigital Watch, Ad Nauseam, Mark Your Calendar, The Gaying of America
    Extracurriculars: The Office, The Hangover
  7. jason jones Jason Jones (2005-2015)
    Extracurriculars: The Detour
  8. jessica williams Jessica Williams (2012-2016)
    Daily Show Highlights: Masters of Sexism, Frisky Business
    Extracurriculars: 2 Dope Queens
  9. lewis black Lewis Black (1996-Present)
    Daily Show HighlightsBack in Black
    Extracurriculars: Standup, Root of All Evil, Inside Out
  10.  John Hodgeman (2006-2015)
    Daily Show HighlightsResident Expert, Deranged Millionaire, You’re Welcome, Exper-teasers, Money Talks
    Extracurriculars: Author, Mac Commercials, The Knick
  11.  Aasif Mandvi (2006-2015)
    Daily Show Highlights: Senior Middle East Correspondent, Senior White House Correspondent
  12.  Wyatt Cenac (2008-2012)
    Extracurriculars: Standup, Problem Areas
  13. rob riggle Rob Riggle (2006-2008)
    Daily Show Highlights: Senior Military Affairs Correspondent
    Extracurriculars: Step Brothers, 21 Jump Street
  14. rob corddry Rob Corddry (2002-2006)
    Daily Show Highlights: Rob Corddry is Watching TV, Senior Mideast Correspondent, This Week in God
    Extracurriculars: Anchorman, Hot Tub Time Machine
  15.  Mo Rocca (1998-2003)
    Daily Show HighlightsDollars and “Cents”, Mark Your Calendar, Mopinion.
    Extracurriculars: CBS Sunday Morning, I Love the 70’s/80’s, My Grandmother’s Ravioli
  16. demitri martin Demetri Martin (2005-2008)
    Daily Show HighlightsTrendspotting
    Extracurriculars: Standup, Important Things with Demetri Martin
  17.  Al Madrigal (2011-2015)
    Daily Show HighlightsSenior Latino Correspondent
  18.  Kristen Schaal (2008-2015)
    Daily Show Highlights: Senior Women’s Issues Correspondent
    Extracurriculars: Flight of the Concords
  19. hasan minaj Hasan Minaj (2014-Present)
    Extracurriculars: Hosted 2017 White House Correspondents dinner, Homecoming king standup
  20. beth littleford Beth Littleford (1996-2000)
    Daily Show Highlights: The Beth Littleford Interview