Rob Corddry. Another alumnus of the Upright Citizens Brigade, Corddry was an early ‘00s fixture for The Daily Show, with his caustic, often aggressive correspondent work. Moreover, he is one of the few correspondents to have been trusted with the host’s desk, while Jon Stewart welcomed his second child in 2006. One of the many TDS cast to appear on Arrested Development, he has had quite the career, bringing big laughs in film/TV such as Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, W., Hot Tub Time Machine, Warm Bodies, Childrens’ Hospital, and Community.
Here’s a montage of Rob’s best, from The Daily Show’s “We Were Correspondents” series.
Ed Helms. Another major movie star to come from TDS, before the show he was working as a stand up and sketch comic, and he got the correspondent gig from an open call audition. He served as a correspondent through 2006, and after leaving, continued to occasionally stop by and serve as his correspondent character for a number of years. On his last season with the show, Helms was cast as minor character Andy Bernard on NBC’s The Office, who, after Helms left his correspondent post, became a main cast member. Helms’ breakout role is almost certainly that of Stuart Price, in Todd Phillips’ The Hangover trilogy. He’s also had starring roles in Cedar Rapids, Jeff, Who Lives At Home, We’re The Millers, and as voice of The Once-ler in The Lorax.
And here’s a montage of Ed’s best, from The Daily Show’s “We Were Correspondents” series.
Rachael Harris. Harris, with a one-year stint as a Correspondent from 2002-2003, started out in LA sketch group The Groundlings. She has played small character roles in an enormous list of films, from Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration, to her role opposite TDS correspondent Ed Helms as his girlfriend in The Hangover. She’s also done an extensive amount of television, starting with Star Trek: Voyager, but also appearing in Cougar Town, Modern Family, Reno 911!, The West Wing, Monk, Suits, Desperate Housewives, and many more.
Watch Rachael Harris on the lowering statistics of risky behavior in teens.
Bob Wiltfong. Bob Wiltfong marks the very first professional newscaster turned satirical newscaster in Daily Show history. Serving for just over a year, Bob’s passion for comedy and ease on camera has led him to reprise the role of presenter or newscaster from Chappelle’s Show to Late Night with Conan O’Brien to It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia to his current role as the Nationwide Insurance spokesman.
Here’s Bob reporting on a proposed high school cheerleading ban.
Dan Bakkedahl. In 2005, Stephen Colbert left The Daily Show, a replacement was hired in the form of Dan Bakkedahl. Dan would serve over two years as a correspondent, before landing some major supporting roles in major shows and films, such as The Office, Community, 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Veep, The Heat, Observe And Report, and This Is 40. Right now, he is costarring in FX comedy Legit, as Steve Nugent, best friend and roommate of star Jim Jeffries.
Check out Dan Bakkedahl on Canada’s immigration concerns.