25 Best 'Daily Show' Correspondents

From Colbert to Carell, John Oliver to John Hodgman, nobody helped Jon Stewart report the fake news better

3. Samantha Bee (2003-2015)

She would be an invaluable addition to The Best F#@king News Team Ever even if she hadn't performed an epic interpretive theater piece on Fox's show The Five; the fact that Samantha Bee's eight-minute beatnik freak-out remains one of the funniest, most imaginative stand-alone correspondent segments to air on the program to date only makes us love her (and miss her) that much more. Like fellow field reporter/husband Jason Jones, Bee excelled in playing dumb in order to lull her interviewees into shooting their mouths off. But watch her famous 2008 Republican convention segment in which she tries to get attendees to use the word "choice" regarding Bristol Palin's pregnancy. Exposing hypocrisy and double standards was a must-have skill set for TDS correspondents, but as Bee steadfastly cajoled and nudged those partisan voters, it was like observing a jujitsu master at work. DF

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