Trevor Noah’s incarnation of The Daily Show may be retaining most of its creative team both on camera (all Jon Stewart-era correspondents are sticking around) and off (ditto for executive producers), but that doesn’t mean the Noah regime will kick off without some changes.
A week after hiring Onion vet Baratunde Thurston as head of original digital content, The Daily Show has announced three new correspondents: Roy Wood, Jr., Ronny Chieng, and Desi Lydic. To get the obvious out of the way, none of them are white men!
Of course, each comedian also has an impressive track record in the industry. Lydic is best known for playing a guidance counselor on MTV’s (excellent) Awkward., and has also appeared on The League. In addition to placing seventh on Last Comic Standing in 2010, Wood has also done stand-up on Conan and was a regular on Sullivan and Son. Chieng is a Malaysian-Australian comic and regular on the festival circuit.
Congratulations to all three, who will join fellow correspondents Jessica Williams, Kristen Schaal, and more when Noah makes his hosting debut next week.