Trevor Noah is the host of "The Daily Show." Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, he was the first South African comedian to appear on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Show with David Letterman." He's hosted the South African Music Awards, the South Africa Film and Television Awards, the South African Comedy Festival and his own talk show, "Tonight with Trevor Noah."
In 2012, Noah's one-man show, "The Racist," had a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and he was the subject of the documentary "You Laugh But It's True." His comedy special "African American" premiered in 2013, and he was named Personality of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2015.
Aasif Mandvi received an OBIE Award for his critically acclaimed one-man show "Sakina's Restaurant," and he was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for his performance in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Disgraced" at Lincoln Center. His other stage credits include "Homebody/Kabul," "Suburbia" and the Broadway revival of "Oklahoma!"
He has appeared in the films "Million Dollar Arm" (2014), "The Internship" (2013), "Premium Rush" (2012), "The Last Airbender" (2010), "Spider-Man 2" (2004) and "The Mystic Masseur" (2001). His television credits include "Sex and the City," "Madam Secretary," "Person of Interest" and "The Sopranos." He also serves as an actor/writer/producer on HBO's "The Brink."
With more than 10,000 minutes of hard-hitting, mostly accurate coverage, Senior Latino Correspondent Al Madrigal has brought his caliente reporting style to "The Daily Show" since 2011. In addition to more than 75 memorable appearances on many less-than-memorable sitcoms, Al has also performed stand-up on "The Tonight Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "Conan" and "The Late Late Show." He was named Best Stand-Up Comedian at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and he taped his Comedy Central hour special "Why Is the Rabbit Crying?" in 2013. His award-winning docu-comedy "Half Like Me" premiered in 2015.
Desi Lydic is a professionally trained improvisational and comedic actress who studied and performed at The Groundlings and Improv Olympic. She had a starring role on MTV's hit comedy series "Awkward," and her other television credits include CBS's "Two and a Half Men," CBS's "The Odd Couple" and FXX's "The League." Lydic's feature film credits include Jay Chandrasekhar's "The Babymakers" (2012) and Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo" (2011).
Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor and writer in New York. A 2014 Just For Laughs New Face, he was recently selected by the Sundance Institute to develop his solo show, "Homecoming King," at the prestigious New Frontier Storytelling Lab. A featured storyteller for "The Moth," his work has garnered acclaim in film, web and television. He hosted the documentary special "Stand-Up Planet," which was produced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His viral web series "The Truth with Hasan Minhaj" has been featured in countless publications, including The Huffington Post, Gawker and The New York Times. He has been seen on a variety of other television programs including Netflix's "Arrested Development," HBO's "Getting On" and Comedy Central's "@midnight."
Jessica Williams is a writer/performer out of Los Angeles's Upright Citizens Brigade. While she was studying film and English at California State University, Long Beach, and performing with UCB, she landed the role of correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." In 2012, she was featured as one of Variety's Top 10 Comics to Watch, and she recurred in the third season of HBO's "Girls." Williams can be seen in the Sundance comedy "People Places Things" (2015) and will continue as a correspondent on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah."
Jordan Klepper is a correspondent on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah." He joined "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in 2014 after years as a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. He co-created and co-starred in the UCB Comedy-produced pilot "Engaged," which was featured at the New York Television Festival.
Klepper worked as a writer and contributor on the Big Ten Network show "Friday Night Tailgate," MTV2's "Charlamagne & Friends" and as a contributing writer on HBO's "Ferrell Takes the Field." Together with his collaborator and wife, Laura Grey ("Klepper & Grey"), he created "Peepers" (2014), which was featured at SXSW and the Tribeca Film Festival, and the short film "TMI" (2012), which was a featured short at Slamdance.
Born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and raised in Manchester, NH, and Singapore, Ronny Chieng was named one of the Top 10 Rising Comedians in Australia by The Age, the Herald Sun and The Sydney Morning Herald in 2012. He also received the Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his debut stand-up special, "The Ron Way" (2014). Chieng has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. In 2014, he won the Directors' Choice Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Best Show at the Sydney Comedy Festival. Chieng made his U.S. television debut on "The Late Late Show" in 2015.
In 2006, Roy Wood Jr. appeared in the New Faces Showcase at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and made his network television debut on "The Late Show with David Letterman." Wood most recently starred on TBS's "Sullivan & Son" and regularly appears on "Conan" and ESPN's "SportsNation." Wood's stand-up album, "Things I Think, I Think," was released in 2013.
Wood was one of 10 national finalists in Comedy Central's 2002 Laugh Riots competition, has been featured on its "Premium Blend" stand-up series and appeared on "@midnight." He has also performed on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," and he finished third in the 2010 season of NBC's "Last Comic Standing."
John Hodgman has served as the resident expert and deranged millionaire for "The Daily Show" since 2006. He and his mustache have appeared in several TV shows and motion pictures, including FX's "Married," HBO's "Bored to Death," Cinemax's "The Knick" and "Pitch Perfect 2" (2015). As a writer, his work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, This American Life and Mad Magazine.
Kristen Schaal co-stars on Fox's series "The Last Man on Earth." She can also be heard as the voice of Louise Belcher in Fox's "Bob's Burgers" and as Mabel Pines in Disney XD's "Gravity Falls." Her other television credits include "Flight of the Conchords," "30 Rock" and "The Hotwives of Orlando." She also served as the Senior Women's Correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."
Schaal hosts the stand-up show "Hot Tub" alongside comedy partner Kurt Braunohler, and she released her own one-hour comedy special "Live at the Fillmore" on Comedy Central in 2013. In 2011, she appeared in the play "The Coward," for which she received the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress. In 2010, Schaal co-authored "The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex" with her husband, Rich Blomquist.
In 1996, Lewis Black began a segment on "The Daily Show," which evolved into Back in Black. Since then, Black has taped four specials for the "Comedy Central Presents" series, co-created "Last Laugh with Lewis Black" and presided over "Lewis Black's The Root of All Evil."
Black's stand-up albums include "In God We Rust" (2012), "Stark Raving Black" (2011), "The Carnegie Hall Performance" (2007) and "The White Album" (2000). He's also filmed two specials for HBO: "Black on Broadway" and "Red, White and Screwed." Black has written three best-selling books, "I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas" (2010), "Me of Little Faith" (2008) and "Nothing's Sacred" (2005), and over 40 plays, including "The Deal" and "One Slight Hitch." In 2001, he was named Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards.