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'The Daily Show's' famous alumni

Updated 1:32 PM ET, Sun July 26, 2015
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Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," with longtime host Jon Stewart, has produced many correspondents who have gone on to bigger things. Here's a look at some of the show's more prominent alumni. Rick Kern/Getty Images for Comedy Central
Writer/comedian Wyatt Cenac was a member of "The Daily Show" team both in front of and behind the camera for over four years, ending in 2012. Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images/File
Steve Carell was a "Daily Show" correspondent from 1999 to 2005, when he left to star in NBC's hit sitcom "The Office." Carell has since launched a thriving movie career and earned an Oscar nomination for his role in 2014's "Foxcatcher." Everett Collection
After more than eight years as a "Daily Show" correspondent, Stephen Colbert left in 2005 to launch a spinoff built around his blustery, right-wing alter ego. Colbert wrapped his show in December 2014 and will drop his blowhard shtick to succeed David Letterman as the host of the "Late Show" on CBS when Letterman retires later this year. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
British comedian John Oliver spent seven years on the show before leaving in 2014 to launch "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," a late-night talk show on HBO. Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Comedy Central
Larry Wilmore was the show's "senior black correspondent" until he left to host "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," which premiered in January on Comedy Central. FROM COMEDY CENTRAL
Rob Corddry was on the show for four years before quitting to appear in such movie comedies as "Blades of Glory," "Semi Pro," "Hot Tub Time Machine" and "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay." Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Ed Helms, second from left, parlayed his four years on "The Daily Show" into memorable roles on NBC's "The Office" and in "The Hangover" movies. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
After two years of appearances on the show, Josh Gad left in 2011 to pursue a blossoming stage and film career. He has appeared on Broadway in the original production of "The Book of Mormon," voiced the snowman Olaf in "Frozen" and co-starred with Kevin Hart in "The Wedding Ringer." Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Variety
Olivia Munn, who has Chinese ancestry, spent a year on the show as its "Senior Asian Correspondent." She has since appeared in "Magic Mike" and "Deliver Us From Evil," and is dating Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rex Features via AP Images
Rob Riggle was a veteran of "Saturday Night Live" when he joined the show as its "Senior Foreign Correspondent," drawing laughs for his "reports" from the Iraq War. (He's also a military veteran, having served in the Marines for 23 years.) Riggle left the show in 2008 and has since had supporting roles in numerous movie comedies. He's also made regular appearances on TV's "Modern Family" and "Fox NFL Sunday." Noah Weinzweig/Comedy Central/AP
From 1998 to 2003, Mo Rocca was a regular correspondent for "The Daily Show." Since departing, he's become a correspondent for "CBS This Morning" and frequently pops up on the radio show "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Samantha Bee was the longest-serving "Daily Show" correspondent, having been with the show from 2003 to 2015. A show on TBS -- like CNN, a unit of Time Warner -- is in the works. Bee is married to fellow "Daily Show" veteran Jason Jones. Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Comedy Centra
Comedian Trevor Noah, who joined the show as a correspondent in December 2014, will succeed Jon Stewart as host of "The Daily Show" after Stewart steps down later this year. Courtesy Comedy Central