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All of the careers launched by ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’

Published Aug 5th, 2015 7:15PM EDT
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After an impressive 16-season run, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will air its final show this coming Thursday. While we’ve certainly seen no shortage of retrospectives highlighting all of the laughs and crazy show moments that took place over the last decade and a half, one of the more intriguing aspects of The Daily Show, I think, is that the program was an absolute star making machine.

Look backing, the sheer number of top notch comedians, media personalities, and actors who got their start on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is impressive. Sure, most people might recognize Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell as two stars who honed their comedy chops on the show, but the program’s all-star lineup of former cast members runs much deeper.

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Highlighting this, Digg recently put together a video titled “The Daily Show Family Tree” that is well worth checking out.

With Jon Stewart set to depart, the show will still live on, albeit with Trevor Noah assuming hosting duties. While the show will undoubtedly retain its same irreverent tone, viewers can expect to see Noah put his own spin on things. For instance, Noah will likely spend less time skewering Fox News than Stewart.

“Now you’ve got the Gawkers, the BuzzFeeds,” Noah said during a speech last week. “The way people are drawing their news is soundbites and headlines and click-bait links has changed everything. The biggest challenge is going to be an exciting one I’m sure is how are we going to bring all of that together looking at it from a bigger lens as opposed to just going after one source—which was historically Fox News.”

Yoni Heisler Contributor

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 15 years. A life long Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW. When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.