Who could replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show?

by yrnej | created - 11 Feb 2015 | updated - 14 Feb 2015 | Public

We all know Jon Stewart can't be replaced but who do you think could do a great job of taking over The Daily Show (1996) desk?

Discuss the list here

1. Samantha Bee

Actress | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Studied at George Brown Theatre School in Toronto. She waited tables for five years, did some theatre work and the odd commercial. Even kept her comedic bent alive in the Toronto sketch comedy group, the Atomic Fireballs, she formed with three other women.

2. W. Kamau Bell

Producer | United Shades of America

W. Kamau Bell was born on January 26, 1973 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Walter Kamau Bell. He is a producer and writer, known for United Shades of America (2016), Sorry to Bother You (2018) and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (2012). He has been married to Dr. Melissa Hudson Bell, Ph.D. since...

3. Lewis Black

Actor | Inside Out

Lewis Black was born on August 30, 1948 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA as Lewis Niles Black. He is an actor and producer, known for Inside Out (2015), Accepted (2006) and Man of the Year (2006).

4. Steve Carell

Actor | The Office

Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet Theresa (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother was of Polish descent and his father of Italian and ...

5. Wyatt Cenac

Writer | The Daily Show

Wyatt Cenac is a writer and actor, known for The Daily Show (1996), People of Earth (2016) and aka Wyatt Cenac (2017).

6. Nate Corddry

Actor | The Circle

Nate Corddry was born on September 8, 1977 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Circle (2017), The Ugly Truth (2009) and Ghostbusters (2016).

7. Rob Corddry

Actor | Warm Bodies

Rob Corddry was born on February 4, 1971 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA as Robert William Corddry. He is an actor and writer, known for Warm Bodies (2013), Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) and Childrens Hospital (2008). He has been married to Sandra Beth Leftowits since 2002. They have two children.

8. Vance DeGeneres

Producer | Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Vance DeGeneres was born on September 2, 1954 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Vance Elliott DeGeneres. He is a producer and writer, known for Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), Bull Durham (1988) and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013).

9. Craig Ferguson

Writer | I'll Be There

By August of 1994, Craig Ferguson was established as one of Great Britain's leading comedians - he had just had huge success at the Edinburgh Festival. In January 1995 he moved to Los Angeles where he now works as an actor-writer-director-producer-creator.

10. Tina Fey

Writer | 30 Rock

Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father had German, Northern Irish,...

11. Bill Hader

Actor | The Skeleton Twins

Bill Hader was born on June 7, 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Skeleton Twins (2014), Inside Out (2015) and Trainwreck (2015). He was previously married to Maggie Carey.

12. Jon Hamm

Actor | Mad Men

Jon Hamm was born on March 10, 1971 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Jonathan Daniel Hamm. He is an actor and producer, known for Mad Men (2007), The Town (2010) and Million Dollar Arm (2014).

13. Neil Patrick Harris

Actor | How I Met Your Mother

Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. ...

14. Ed Helms

Actor | The Hangover

Ed Helms was born on January 24, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Edward Parker Helms. He is an actor, known for The Hangover (2009), The Office (2005) and Vacation (2015).

15. John Hodgman

Actor | Coraline

John Hodgman was born in June 1971 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA as John Kellogg Hodgman. He is an actor and writer, known for Coraline (2009), Baby Mama (2008) and Arthur (2011). He has been married to Katherine Fletcher since 1999. They have two children.

16. D.L. Hughley

Actor | Inspector Gadget

Hughley is the second of four children. His father was an airline maintenance worker and his mother was a homemaker.

He grew up in L.A.'s South Central where he was a member of the Bloods gang after getting kicked out of high school. However, he turned his life around after a cousin was shot. He ...

17. Penn Jillette

Writer | Penn & Teller Get Killed

Penn Jillette was born on March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA as Penn Fraser Jillette. He is a writer and producer, known for Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989), Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). He has been married to Emily Zolten Jillette ...

18. Hari Kondabolu

Actor | All About Steve

Hari Kondabolu is a writer and actor, known for All About Steve (2009), Manoj (2007) and Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (2018).

19. Beth Littleford

Actress | Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Beth Littleford is an actress and television personality, known for Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), Dog with a Blog (2012) Drillbit Taylor (2008), and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. Dog With A Blog (2012) was nominated for an Emmy three years in a row for Best Children's Program. She won a Peabody ...

20. Kyle MacLachlan

Actor | Twin Peaks

The "boy next door, if that boy spent lots of time alone in the basement", is how Rich Cohen described Kyle MacLachlan in a 1994 article for "Rolling Stone" magazine. That distinctly askew wholesomeness made MacLachlan a natural to become famous as the alter ego of twisted director David Lynch.

...

21. Al Madrigal

Actor | Night School

Al Madrigal is an actor and producer, known for Night School (2018), About a Boy (2014) and The Daily Show (1996).

22. Bill Maher

Writer | Politically Incorrect

Bill Maher was born William Maher in New York City, New York, and grew up in River Vale, New Jersey. His father, William Aloysius Maher, Jr., who was of Irish descent, was a radio announcer and news editor. His mother, Julie (Berman), was a nurse, who was from a Jewish family. Maher was raised in ...

23. Aasif Mandvi

Actor | Million Dollar Arm

Aasif Mandvi was born on March 5, 1966 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India as Aasif Mandviwala. He is an actor and producer, known for Million Dollar Arm (2014), Evil (2019) and The Proposal (2009). He has been married to Shaifali Puri since August 26, 2017.

24. Dennis Miller

Actor | Joe Dirt

Dennis Miller was born on November 3, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Joe Dirt (2001), The Net (1995) and Murder at 1600 (1997). He has been married to Ali Espley since April 10, 1988. They have two children.

25. Olivia Munn

Actress | The Newsroom

Lisa Olivia Munn was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her mother, Kimberly Schmid, lived in Vietnam, and is of Chinese ancestry, while her father, Winston Barrett Munn, is from a family with deep roots in the American South. Olivia's parents divorced when she was two years old, and she was raised ...

26. Kumail Nanjiani

Actor | The Big Sick

Kumail Nanjiani was born on February 21, 1978 in Karachi, Pakistan. He is an actor and writer, known for The Big Sick (2017), Life as We Know It (2010) and Central Intelligence (2016). He has been married to Emily V. Gordon since July 14, 2007.

27. John Oliver

Writer | Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver was born on April 23, 1977 in Birmingham, England as John William Oliver. He is a writer and producer, known for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014), The Smurfs (2011) and The Smurfs 2 (2013). He has been married to Kate Norley since October 2011. They have two children.

28. Amy Poehler

Actress | Inside Out

Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. Her brother is comedian Greg Poehler. She is of Irish (from her mother) and English, Irish, German, and Portuguese (from her father) descent. Amy was first ...

29. Rob Riggle

Actor | The Daily Show

Comedian, actor and United States Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Robert Allen Riggle, Jr. was born April 21, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Sandra (Shrout) and Robert Allen Riggle, who worked in insurance. Riggle has amassed notable television credits and has also earned roles in many ...

30. Mo Rocca

Writer | The 64th Annual Tony Awards

Mo Rocca was born on January 28, 1969 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Maurice Alberto Rocca. He is an actor and writer, known for The 64th Annual Tony Awards (2010), Bewitched (2005) and Wishbone (1995).

31. Jason Sudeikis

Actor | Colossal

Jason Sudeikis was born on September 18, 1975 in Fairfax, Virginia as Daniel Jason Sudeikis. His father is Daniel Joseph Sudeikis, a Vice President of a business development and his mother is Kathryn (née Wendt), a travel agent at Brennco and President of the American Society of Travel Agents. He ...

32. Paul F. Tompkins

Actor | There Will Be Blood

Started out in stand-up comedy in 1986 at The Comedy Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was half of a duo with the late Rick Roman. Dropped out of Temple University. Moved to Los Angeles in 1994. Met actor Jay Johnston through their mutual friend, Adam McKay, and created a live sketch show...

33. Aisha Tyler

Actress | Death Sentence

Aisha Tyler, born September 18, 1970, is an American talk-show host, actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, and director. She is known for portraying Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer (2005), voicing Lana Kane in Archer (2009), and portraying Mother Nature in the Santa ...

34. Brian Unger

Actor | Fired Up!

Brian Unger was born in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He is an actor, writer, and producer, known for Comedy Central's The Daily Show (1996), Discovery's Some Assembly Required (2009), History's How the States Got Their Shapes (2011), Travel Channel's Time Traveling with Brian Unger (2015) and F/X's It's ...

35. Brian Williams

Editorial_department | NBC Nightly News

Brian Williams was born on May 5, 1959 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA as Brian Douglas Williams. He is known for his work on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (1970), 30 Rock (2006) and Family Guy (1999). He has been married to Jane Gillian Stoddard since June 7, 1986. They have two children.



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