The Daily Show Guest Host Lineup 2023
Trevor Noah has left The Daily Show—who will replace him at the news desk? Comedy Central has lined up months of guest hosts to find out.
The Daily Show has been a news-adjacent institution since 1996, when it launched on Comedy Central with host Craig Kilborn. Then came anchors Jon Stewart (1999–2015) and Trevor Noah (2015–2022), but the news desk now sits empty in 2023.
Well, not exactly. Beginning Tuesday, January 17, The Daily Show will relaunch with a series of weekly guest hosts, starting with Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones. Comedy Central has said it won’t name a new permanent TDS host to replace Noah until fall 2023, so enjoy these guest anchors while you can.
The Daily Show guest hosts
Leslie Jones (January 17–19)
As mentioned above, standup comic Leslie Jones rose to fame on Saturday Night Live in the 2010s. She currently hosts Lifetime’s Supermarket Sweep reboot, has appeared on HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death, and headlined her own Netflix standup special, Time Machine.
Wanda Sykes (January 23–26)
Comedian/actor/writer Wanda Sykes began her career in the writers’ room of HBO’s Chris Rock Show in the ’90s and has since appeared in over 100 movies, TV shows, and standup specials. You’ve seen Sykes in something on a screen in the last month or so, guaranteed.
D.L. Hughley (January 30–February 2)
Actor and comedian D.L. Hughley has been working in TV and movies since the early ’90s, starting with a pair of HBO comedy specials and a guest appearance on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He’s also hosted The D.L. Hughley Show on TV One, so he has some desk experience.
Chelsea Handler (February 6–9)
Comedian, actor, writer, producer, and host of her own talk shows on E! and Netflix, Chelsea Handler might be the most experienced Daily Show guest so far. Handler is also an author, her sixth and latest book being 2019’s Life Will Be the Death of Me . . . and You Too!
Sarah Silverman (February 13–16)
Comedian/actor/writer (and Disney Princess) Sarah Silverman also has some hosting experience, having led her own talk show, I Love You, America, on Hulu. She also has some previous Comedy Central experience thanks to her popular 2007–2010 sitcom The Sarah Silverman Program, which is still hilarious.
More Daily Show guest hosts
Al Franken, John Leguizamo, Hasan Minhaj, Kal Penn, and Marlon Wayans have all been name-dropped by Comedy Central as future Daily Show guest hosts, and former correspondents may also be invited behind the desk. TDS probably won’t get Stephen Colbert (he’s kinda busy with CBS’ The Late Show), but John Oliver and Samantha Bee are possibilities. How about O.G. hosts Jon Stewart and Craig Kilborn? Dare to dream.