The Daily Show: Living or Dead?

Which cast members of US late-night satirical television program The Daily Show have died?

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US late-night satirical television program

The Daily Show

Started 22 Jul 1996
Seasons 17
Correction?
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President Barack Obama talks with Jon Stewart between segments of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in New York, N.Y., July 21, 2015

About The Daily Show

The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. It airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often uses self-referential humor as well. The half-hour-long show premiered on July 21, 1996, and was first hosted by Craig Kilborn until December 17, 1998. Jon Stewart then took over as the host from January 11, 1999, until August 6, 2015, making the show more strongly focused on political satire and news satire, in contrast with the pop culture focus during Kilborn's tenure. Stewart was succeeded by Trevor Noah, whose tenure premiered on September 28, 2015. Under different hosts, the show has been formally known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 1999 until 2015, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah since 2015. The Daily Show is the longest-running program on Comedy Central (counting all three tenures), and has won 23 Primetime Emmy Awards. The program is popular among young audiences, with organizations such as the Pew Research Center suggesting that 74% of regular viewers are between 18 and 49, and that 10% of the audience watch the show for its news headlines, 2% for in-depth reporting, and 43% for entertainment, compared with 64% who watch CNN for the news headlines. Critics chastised Stewart for not conducting sufficiently hard-hitting interviews with his political guests, some of whom he may have lampooned in previous segments. Stewart and other Daily Show writers responded to such criticism by saying that they do not have any journalistic responsibility and that as comedians their only duty is to provide entertainment. Stewart's appearance on the CNN show Crossfire picked up this debate, where he chastised the CNN production and hosts for not conducting informative and current interviews on a news network.

Main cast

The following people were in the main cast of The Daily Show:

Trevor Noah
South African comedian and television host
Alive
Samantha Bee
Canadian comedic actress and author
Alive
Steve Carell
American actor
Alive
Josh Gad
American actor
Alive
Paul F. Tompkins
American actor
Alive
John Hodgman
American author and humorist
Alive
Kristen Schaal
American comedian and actress
Alive
Lewis Black
American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor
Alive
Dave Gorman
English author, comedian, and television presenter
Alive
Rob Riggle
American actor
Alive
Hasan Minhaj
American actor and comedian
Alive
Ed Helms
American actor, comedian, and singer
Alive
Sarah Vowell
American author, journalist, and social commentator
Alive
Nancy Carell
American actress
Alive
Caroline Rhea
Canadian comedian and actress
Alive
Jeff Ross
American stand-up comedian, insult comic, actor, director
Alive
Aasif Mandvi
American actor, comedian
Alive
Jessica Williams
American actress and comedienne
Alive
Susie Essman
American stand-up comedian, actress, writer, television producer, and voice artist
Alive
Laura Kightlinger
American actress and writer
Alive
Larry Wilmore
American actor
Alive
Rob Corddry
American actor and comedian
Alive
Demetri Martin
American comedian, actor, artist, musician, writer, and humorist
Alive
Michael Che
American comedian
Alive
Mary Birdsong
American actress
Alive
Stacey Grenrock-Woods
American actress
Alive
Joe Bob Briggs
American film critic, writer, and actor; alter ego of John Bloom
Alive
Rachael Harris
Actress and Comedian
Alive
Al Madrigal
American actor and comedian
Alive
Matt Walsh
American comedian
Alive
Molly Pesce
American actress
Alive
Michael Showalter
American comedian
Alive
David Wain
American writer, director, actor and comedian
Alive
Dave Attell
comedian
Alive
Buck Henry
American actor
Alive
Jason Jones
Canadian-American actor and comedian
Alive
Wyatt Cenac
American actor and comedian
Alive
Mo Rocca
American comedian
Alive
Jon Glaser
American actor
Alive
Dan Bakkedahl
American actor and comedian
Alive
Nate Corddry
American actor
Alive
Lauren Weedman
American comedian
Alive
Vance DeGeneres
American actor, musician, film producer and screenwriter
Alive
Beth Littleford
American actor and comedian
Alive
Ed Lover
American rapper
Alive
Jerry Minor
American actor and comedian
Alive
Lizz Winstead
American comedian
Alive
Andy Kindler
American actor
Alive
Frank DeCaro
American radio and television personality
Alive
Brian Unger
American television personality
Alive
Adrianne Frost
American comedian
Alive
Bob Wiltfong
American actor
Alive
Eric Drysdale
American screenwriter
Alive
A. Whitney Brown
American stand-up comedian
Alive