Best: Jon Stewart
While it’s hard to imagine now, there was a time when Jon Stewart was not the host of “The Daily Show.” The gig originally belonged to Craig Kilborn, who approached it as more of a host-centric show with character-driven humor. Kilborn left the show in 1998 for a job as host of “The Late Late Show.” Stewart grabbed the reins in 1999 and immediately shifted focus to a poignant, news-driven comedy that, for better or worse, would turn “The Daily Show” into the primary news source for millions of viewers. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo: Peter Kramer, AP Images)
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