25 Best 'Daily Show' Correspondents

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

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24. Frank DeCaro (1996-2003)

Gay icons are everywhere now on cable and network TV, but circa the mid-to-late Nineties, flamboyant, out-and-proud TV personalities were rare, and even fewer were funny. Frank DeCaro's huggable bear-ish persona made him palatable to the show's early bro-dude demographic; by the time Stewart took over, the comedian had established himself as a fixture, and his Out at the Movies review segments ("Lord of the Rings is the perfect movie for the holidays — a three-hour epic about returning bad jewelry!") and Oscar coverage were some of the more memorable pre-politicized TDS bits. Pop-culture bloggers and shows like Best Week Ever that are fueled by catty criticism owe DeCaro a debt. SC

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