The worst part of Glenn Beck's Fox News show ending? No more parodies on The Daily Show! Jon Stewart's sharp, scathing satire of the conservative host, complete with chalkboards and plenty of Bible references, is only one example of The Daily Show's metamorphosis from "fake news" into a viable network-news competitor. Stewart has been at the helm of The Daily Show since 1999, but like many of his colleagues, he's found his way into a few acting gigs over the years, including an initially hesitant father in Big Daddy and a conniving TV exec in Death to Smoochy. Not that Stewart can't hold his own against A-listers like Robin Williams, but his talents are way better suited to organizing events like last year's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear – and, more importantly, for bringing a much-needed cerebral edge to news media.