John Oliver is a writer and correspondent for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart." He joined the show in 2006 and at the time of this writing is yet to be fired. Since then he has done everything from interviewing UN Ambassadors to breaking his nose fighting for the Confederate army.
Aasif Mandvi began performing at the age of seven as a pixie in a school play wearing tights and a bonnet. He knew from that moment on that discreet but comfortable leggings coupled with a desperate need for attention was the secret of success. Unaware of this at the time, but this type of beginning was perfect for a job as a correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," where the official uniform ironically happens to be "tights and a bonnet" ( worn discreetly under one's suit, of course).
Samantha Bee was born and raised in Toronto Canada and understands that, yes, it's very clean there. Having no appreciable skill set or professional aspirations, she turned to acting and found it compatible with her lazy lifestyle. She began her career by doing numerous commercial campaigns, as well as participating in the all-female sketch troupe The Atomic Fireballs. In 2003 she joined the cast of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and now holds the title of Most Senior Correspondent, having systematically eliminated all those before her. In addition to her work on "The Daily Show," Bee can be seen opposite her husband Jason Jones in the feature film "Cooper's Camera," in the upcoming feature "Motherhood," and has most recently filmed a tiny part in a Woody Allen film, which she is praying won't be cut.
Wyatt Cenac was born in New York City. After three years of big city life he had enough and moved to Dallas, Texas. Missing the big city life, Wyatt moved to North Carolina. After four years, he realized he got on the wrong plane and moved to the big city of Los Angeles where he would spend the next bunch of years doing comedy and getting into debt. Wanting to return to the big city he gave the finger to as a toddler, Wyatt moved back to New York in 2008 to join the news team of "The Daily Show" as a correspondent and writer. He forgot how cold it gets in the winter.
Jason Jones is a very, very, very . . . very busy actor. His film work is extremely important to him, so he chooses to adopt only the finest roles. Originally from Canada, Jason has appeared in countless Canadian projects you've never heard of, and if he started to describe them, you'd immediately fall asleep. Suffice it to say, a few of them had to do with Mounties, Saskatchewan and the plight of the mid-18th-century East Coast miner. Currently, Jason can be seen on a show that is Daily and will soon be appearing alongside Ms. Congeniality.
Lewis Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Black's live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, he's perfected expressing what the rest of us cannot say in polite company. Its no wonder hes been compared to Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce, and Bill Hicks.
Named Best Stand-Up Comedian by the HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Al Madrigal's comedy has been called "dynamic" by The New York Times. His unique, spontaneous and fast-paced lyrical storytelling style has made him a regular on television with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents Special and appearances on John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show and Pretend Time with Nick Swardson. Al has also appeared with Conan O'Brien (as one of the first 20 guests during his stint as host of "The Tonight Show," and on "Conan" on TBS) as well as multiple appearances on "Lopez Tonight," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Olivia Munn is an actress, host, author and self-proclaimed "avid hoverboard dreamer." Olivia first made Hollywood take notice when she became the host of the G4 program, "Attack of the Show." Audiences quickly picked up on Olivia's quick wit, impeccable timing and self-effacing approach to comedy. The G4 network struggled to find ratings until Olivia joined, catapulting the once unknown network into the homes of mainstream America. Then it seemed everyone was taking notice: Entertainment Weekly put Olivia on their "2009 Must List", The New York Times has shown the support of her sardonic personality, Rolling Stone listed her as one of the four reasons they loved G4, she's graced the cover of numerous magazines and is regularly seen on all of the major blogs.
John Hodgman is "The Daily Show's" Resident Expert, commenting on subjects as diverse as the economy, net neutrality, reptiloids, time travel, elitism, and headlice. Apart from the many fake books he has advertised on the show, scholars agree he has actually written two real books -- "The Areas of My Expertise" and "More Information Than You Require" although these books are primarily made up of fake facts. Additionally, Hodgman has worked as a cheesemonger, traffic counter, advice columnist, journalist and personal computer.
Kristen Schaal was named Best Alternative Comic at the 2006 HBO Comedy Arts Festival and won a New York Nightlife Award for Best Female Stand-Up. Kristen was also the recipient of the second annual Andy Kaufman Award hosted by the New York Comedy Festival. In October 2005, Kristen was included in New York Magazine's "Ten Funniest New Yorkers You've Never Heard Of." Along with her comedy partner Kurt Braunohler, Kristen was nominated for the Edinburgh Festival's If.Comedy Award, the most prestigious award in the world named after a web site.
Kristen is the Senior Women's Correspondent for The Daily Show. She was also a writer for South Park, but chose to leave the show after she was fired. Kristen was a series regular on HBO's Flight of the Conchords and her voice can be heard on FOX's Bob's Burgers. She's appeared for about one minute in a handful of movies. She and Daily Show writer Rich Blomquist co-wrote The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex.
Larry started his career as an actor and stand-up comic before transitioning to television writing and producing in the early 90s. Hes written for shows such as In Living Color, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and The Jamie Foxx Show. He co-created the animated show The PJs with Eddie Murphy and a few years later created "The Bernie Mac Show" starring Bernie Mac. Most recently he was a consulting producer on NBCs "The Office." "The Daily Show" has marked a return to performing for Larry and he is currently developing a sitcom for himself at HBO. He also wrote his first book entitled "I'd Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts" from Hyperion Books. Larry has been nominated and received numerous awards including an Emmy, a Peabody, Humanitas, TV Critics and NAACP Image Award.