After eight years working as a correspondent for “The Daily Show,” Stephen Colbert left the Comedy Central news-parody show to host a show of his own on the network -- “The Colbert Report.” After hosting the satirical news show from 2005 to 2014, CBS announced that Colbert would replace David Letterman as the host of the “Late Show” in 2015.
Actor Josh Gad was a correspondent from 2009 to 2011 before moving onto other television shows like “Modern Family” and “New Girl,” according to "The Daily Show" website. Gad is also the voice of Olaf in Disney’s box office hit, “Frozen.”
Actor and comedian Larry Wilmore spent eight years as a correspondent for “The Daily Show,” according to the show’s website. In January 2015, Wilmore became the host of his own Comedy Central television broadcast, “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.”
Actress Rachael Harris left “The Daily Show” in 2003 after spending only one season as a correspondent, according to The Daily Beast. Harris has appeared in a number of television shows and movies, including “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “New Girl” and the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” trilogy.
Actor and comedian Michael Che was a correspondent on “The Daily Show” for just nine episodes in 2014, according to the show’s website. Che currently co-hosts “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live,” and has performed stand-up acts on a variety of television shows and specials.
After working as a correspondent from 2002 to 2007, Rob Corddry created the two-time Emmy Award-winning comedy “Childrens Hospital,” according to the “Daily Show” website. The actor and comedian has also appeared in “Blades of Glory” and “Hot Tub Time Machine.”
Jason Jones became a regular on the show in 2005. A decade later, he announced he would be leaving the show, along with his wife, Samantha Bee, to produce a new show on TBS and star in a new sitcom.
Actress Olivia Munn spent a year at “The Daily Show” from 2010 to 2011 working as a correspondent, according to E! News. Munn has since gone on to work in television and film, even co-starring in the 2015 film “Mortdecai” with Johnny Depp.
Actor Ed Helms worked as a correspondent for “The Daily Show” from 2002 to 2006, leaving to accept a role in NBC’s “The Office,” according to CNN. Helms has also starred in movies like “The Hangover” trilogy and “We’re the Millers.”
Actor and comedian Rob Riggle spent two years working with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” from 2006 to 2008, according to Entertainment Weekly. Following his leave, Riggle has acted in movies including “The Hangover,” “21 Jump Street” and “Step Brothers.”
British political satirist John Oliver was a staple on “The Daily Show” from 2006 to 2013 as Jon Stewart’s senior British correspondent. The comedian began hosting his new show, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” on HBO in 2014.
Samantha Bee, a correspondent for “The Daily Show” for more than a dozen years, left in early March of 2015 to produce a show on TBS where she can apply her “smart and satirical” point of view, according to the network’s executives. Bee is set to be the show’s host, as well as its executive producer alongside husband and former correspondent for “The Daily Show” Jason Jones.
Steve Carell was a correspondent for “The Daily Show” from 1999 until 2005 when he signed a deal with NBC to star in “The Office,” according to ABC News. Carell has also starred in movies like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Get Smart,” and received an Oscar nomination for his role in the 2014 film “Foxcatcher.”