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Jon Stewart's talent mill: Eight comedy stars who rose at 'The Daily Show'

Jon Stewart's talent mill: Eight comedy stars who rose at 'The Daily Show'

Under Jon Stewart, “The Daily Show” has become a major incubator for talent, helping to nurture a new generation of late-night stars and kick-start the careers of major comedic actors. Here’s a look at some of the fake correspondents who’ve gone on to become real showbiz players.

Stephen Colbert, 1997-2005

(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Though his time at “The Daily Show” actually dates to the Kilborn era, Colbert truly flourished once Stewart arrived and ushered in a more politically focused show. Along with the other Steve (Carell), he became one of the show’s primary correspondents and an occasional...

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