Comedy Central, some years ago, righted a sinking ship in The Daily Show by hiring Jon Stewart. Turning political speak into punchlines received better than expected attention, and Stewart was on the road to becoming what appeared to be a political voice surging through the muck and mire of American politics.
Both Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert were brought on as reporters and comedic acts, and due to the success of the show, and themselves, they started gaining national attention too. So much that Colbert earned his own segment, The Colbert Report, that aired after The Daily Show. While Carell didn’t follow suit, he launched his acting career. [Click here to read on!]