The Daily Show Ups Josh Johnson, Troy Iwata & Grace Kuhlenschmidt to Correspondent

It’s been six years since Comedy Central’s The Daily Show last brought on a new correspondent, but it’s making up for lost time—by naming three.

Troy Iwata, Josh Johnson, and Grace Kuhlenschmidt are now officially full-fledged correspondents. 

As regular viewers already know, all three have been familiar faces on The Daily Show for several months now.

Iwata and Kuhlenschmidt both first appeared on the show last October in in-studio “remote” pieces. Johnson first appeared on air in February with a pre-taped report on sneakerheads’ reactions to Donald Trump’s release of Trump-branded shoes, but has been a writer for the show since 2017.

TDS had not added a new face to its correspondent lineup since 2018, when Jaboukie Young-White was hired. (Young-White departed in 2021.)

The Daily Show’s current format sees Jon Stewart at the desk on Monday nights—at least through the election—while a roster of correspondents and contributors take on hosting duties for the remainder of the week.

While Jon Stewart Mondays remain the highest-rated episodes of the week, the host’s return to Comedy Central has had a halo effect on the show’s Tuesday through Thursday broadcasts, with those averaging upwards of 400,000 live-plus-same-day viewers per episode. 

Deadline, which first broke the news earlier today, reports that Iwata, Kuhlenschmidt, and Johnson will not immediately be a part of the weekly host rotation—but at least they can now officially call themselves members of “The Best F**king News Team.

An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that it had been eight years since The Daily Show last brought on a new correspondent. It has been six years.

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