Who’s the next Jon Stewart?

Jon Stewart shocked us when he dropped the bomb that he will be leaving The Daily Show at the end of this year.

Always thinking ahead, our team began debating potential replacements bright and early this morning. We couldn’t resist the temptation to share our ideas with the world.

Who did we overlook? Share your predictions in the comment section below!

Yudi Fernandez

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Replacing Jon Stewart is a tall order, but I think it’s time to have a female comedian with a fresh on-camera persona to take on the role and shake up the late-night lineup. Wanda Sykes is a sharp mind and talented actress and comedian who would make a fine host. She is excellent in Alpha House, where she plays a strong-willed, funny Democrat.

Jessica Forres

We need more women on late night television and I vote for dual hosts Tina Fey AND Amy Poehler to take over the Daily Show or any show really.

Alex Sheckman

Amy Poehler should replace Jon Stewart. She was great on SNL’s Weekend Update and her show, Parks and Recreation, is in its final season.

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Aaron Gordon

Aziz Ansari. Sure, bidding farewell to Tom Haverford on Parks and Rec would be a sad goodbye, but The Daily Show gig seems tailor-made for Ansari’s quick comebacks and acerbic wit.

Jami Baker

I’d love to see Jessica Williams have a show of her own.  Since she is already a Daily Show veteran she knows the format, the viewer and the jokes.  She has some serious spunk and is a great advocate for feminism. Jessica gets my vote – read more about her aspirations to take over the media in this Wired Magazine article.

Stephanie Seriane-Consuegra

I would really like to see a woman take his place. Heather McDonald would be great – she’s funny, but still smart about her jokes.

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Allie Grant

I think Olivia Munn should replace him – because who doesn’t miss Sloan Sabbith?

Stephanie Alteta

Amy Poehler! She was so good doing Weekend Update and hosting the Golden Globes, and now that parks & rec is ending, its perfect timing.

Jennifer Scorpo

I vote for Olivia Munn because of her background in Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and The News Room.

 Alisha Marks Tischler

My vote is for Sarah Silverman. She doesn’t hold back, tells it like it is, and is wickedly smart.  Plus it’s high time for television to break down gender barriers and embrace a woman for this kind of role.