Nate Corddry. The other new correspondent of ‘05, Nate joined older brother and castmate Rob Corddry for the better part of a year. As brothers on the show, Rob would often comically antagonize Nate during his segments. Since the show, Nate has had a huge TV career, and appeared as a regular on Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, The United States Of Tara, Harry’s Law, Children’s Hospital (again with older brother Rob), the voice of Zed on Tron: Uprising, and now is on new CBS sitcom, Mom.
Watch Nate Corddry battle Big Brother and his actual big brother Rob on The Daily Show.
Rob Riggle. Another one hugely recognizable face from TDS came in 2006 with Rob Riggle, hired to replace the departing Rob Corddry. Coming from SNL, and like Vance DeGeneres years earlier, a former Marine officer, Riggle also served as a member of sketch group Human Giant with Rob Heubel, Aziz Ansari, and occasionally TDS's Miriam Tolan and Matt Walsh. As an actor he is likely best known for his ubiquitous bit parts in countless comedy blockbusters, from The Hangover (with TDS pal Helms), Step Brothers, The Other Guys, 21 Jump Street, a voice in The Lorax (once again with Helms), and plenty more. Riggle appears as a regular on Wilfred and Adult Swim’s parody counterterrorism drama NTSF:SD:SUV::.
Here’s Rob Riggle’s exclusive video profile from The Daily Show’s website.
Wyatt Cenac. A former writer for King Of The Hill, Cenac was passed over on Saturday Night Live – where he had interned in college – just before getting his break on The Daily Show. Having only left the show last year, Cenac has been focusing on his career in standup comedy, appearing on TDS castmate John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central, as well as Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and on his standup special, entitled Comedy Person. He currently does voices on Nickelodeon cartoon Fanboy and Chum Chum.
Here’s a montage of Wyatt’s best, from The Daily Show’s “We Were Correspondents” series.
Josh Gad. Josh Gad joined The Daily Show in 2009, where he served as a correspondent until leaving to star as Elder Cunningham in the Broadway smash hit, The Book Of Mormon, in 2011, for which he was nominated for a Tony. Following that, he voiced characters in both Ice Age: Continental Drift and MTV cartoon, Good Vibes, before co-creating and starring in NBC presidential sitcom, 1600 Penn. He has just recently costarring in Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, where he plays Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak.
Check out Josh reporting on the legalization of same-sex marriage in NY.
Olivia Munn. The final former correspondent, Olivia Munn, was on for only a season, from 2010-11. After a little bit of sports presenting and as a cast member of teen surfing drama Beyond The Break on TeenNick, Munn gained the spotlight in 2006 when she began to co-host popular G4 program, Attack Of The Show, where she stayed for four years until leaving to serve as a TDS correspondent and costar in brief NBC show, Perfect Couples. After her work on The Daily Show ended (and Perfect Couples was cancelled), Munn appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, guest starred on Fox’s New Girl, and now is a series regular on HBO’s The Newsroom.
Watch Olivia Munn report on her experience with ‘tiger mom’ parenting.
Aside from these former correspondents, The Daily Show has played host to dozens of contributors over the years, and while going through all of them would take even longer, some standout members of this impressive roster are definitely worth mentioning: comic and Insomniac star Dave Attell; creator of Adult Swim’s Delocated Jon Glaser; comedian and Important Things on Comedy Central star, Demitri Martin; hilarious film reviewer, Frank DeCaro; humorist and TV presenter, Paul F. Tompkins; and even once, acclaimed film actor Patrick Stewart.
The Daily Show’s current roster of correspondents and contributors are Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, John Oliver, Aasif Mandvi, Al Madrigal, Jessica Williams, Larry Wilmore, Kristen Schaal, John Hodgman, and — serving as a contributor since the very first year, 1996 — Lewis Black.
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