Stephen Colbert Is Getting The 'Daily Show' Gang Back Together Again This Week

The old 'Daily Show' gang is getting back together tomorrow (Tuesday, May 9), when Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry will join Stephen Colbert for a special satirical news reunion on The Late Show.

And you can start the reunion early with this lookback at their best bits on 'The Daily Show.'

Jon Stewart

Stewart wasn't the first host of 'The Daily Show.' But he is the one that turned the fledgling cable show into a pop culture phenomenon after inheriting the anchor chair from Craig Kilborn in 1999. And he quickly became America's voice of reason through in the post-911 world, offering sobering as well as snarky reflections on politics and culture during the Bush administration.

But brevity was probably his best weapon. Check out how he discredited all eight years of the Bush administration in four words.

John Oliver

John Oliver has become one of the biggest and most widely respected comedians to come out of 'The Daily Show' - winning five Primetime Emmy Awards so far in his career. Which makes it all the more ironic that one of his best bits on the show involved Stewart firing him on air and replacing him with Sir Patrick Stewart (who made a guest appearance in the segment).  

Samantha Bee

Jon Stewart is the longest-tenured host of 'The Daily Show,' but the longest serving correspondent was Samantha Bee, who specialized in putting conservative demagogues on the spot about abortion, racism, gender inequality and other issues that made them shake in their red, white and blue boots. But she always did it all with grace - except that time she got her face caught in a penis pump. 

Stephen Colbert

Before skewering right wing pundits on The Colbert Report, Colbert threw down with 'Daily Show' cast-mate Steve Carrell on the recurring segment called 'Even Stevphen' - where each would adopt an extreme position on a contentious issue and debate the other.

Check out the two Steves sparring over whether Islam or Christianity is the one, true religion in a fiery debate that ended only when they found common ground in their mutual dislike of Jews - including Stewart.


Ed Helms

Before waking up with missing teeth, face tattoos and breast implants in The Hangover trilogy, Ed Helms delved into the fringiest of fringe issues in American politics and tried to make sense of their stances. Like the punk-rock singing Republican who loves mohawks, tattoos and George W. Bush.

"If you're a Bush man, aren't you raging for the machine?" Helms asked.

"Yeah - quite possibly," said the punk. "Raging for the Bush machine. But then again, you could look at it as raging against the machine. And that machine is known as the liberal left."

"So there are two machines?" Helms asked. "It's like Battlebots."

Rob Corddry

Rob Corddry defined himself on 'The Daily Show' as the correspondent you loved to hate. A caricature of the narcissistic, self-absorbed journalist. So it was only fitting of him to throw his own tearful farewell party on behalf of the show.

Rob Corddry A Farewell - The Day the News Weeped - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Video Clip) | Comedy Central


Rock icon David Crosby is not one to mince words - even when criticizing himself, which is a recurring theme in the new documentary 'David Crosby: Remember My Name.' And he's just as unapologetically candid when the cameras are off, I learned after chatting with Crosby over the phone to discuss the premiere of the doc, which opens this weekend (July 19) in New York and Los Angeles. So far, the doc has received excellent reviews from critics who find his frankness refreshing in an age when so many public figures are afraid to go off script and drop their filters. "Nobody does that anymore," Crosby told Civilized.

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