Seems you can hardly go to the movies these days without spotting someone from 'The Daily Show' on the screen. If you go to the multiplex this weekend, you might see Samantha Bee and Rob Riggle in the new 'Furry Vengeance,' or Steve Carell in 'Date Night,' or Rob Corddry in 'Hot Tub Time Machine.'

'The Daily Show' has joined 'Saturday Night Live' as one of Hollywood's favorite talent farms for comic performers, with the show's deadpan absurdity and merciless lampooning of authority rapidly becoming the default mode of comedy performance.

Besides spawning such all-stars as Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Ed Helms, the Comedy Central mock newscast has served as a launchpad for suddenly busy comedic character actors like Riggle, Corddry, Rachael Harris, John Hodgman (the PC in those Apple "I'm a Mac" spots), and Lewis Black. Kristen Schaal's work on 'TDS' and 'Flight of the Conchords' (she played stalker/fan Mel) has led to appearances in five movies in 2010, with more on the way.

Here are some of the most noteworthy names who've used their time as Jon Stewart's correspondents as springboards to busy careers in movies and TV. Seems you can hardly go to the movies these days without spotting someone from 'The Daily Show' on the screen. If you go to the multiplex this weekend, you might see Samantha Bee and Rob Riggle in the new 'Furry Vengeance,' or Steve Carell in 'Date Night,' or Rob Corddry in 'Hot Tub Time Machine.'

'The Daily Show' has joined 'Saturday Night Live' as one of Hollywood's favorite talent farms for comic performers, with the show's deadpan absurdity and merciless lampooning of authority rapidly becoming the default mode of comedy performance.

Besides spawning such all-stars as Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Ed Helms, the Comedy Central mock newscast has served as a launchpad for suddenly busy comedic character actors like Riggle, Corddry, Rachael Harris, John Hodgman (the PC in those Apple "I'm a Mac" spots), and Lewis Black. Kristen Schaal's work on 'TDS' and 'Flight of the Conchords' (she played stalker/fan Mel) has led to appearances in five movies in 2010, with more on the way.

Here are some of the most noteworthy 'TDS' names who've used their time as Jon Stewart's correspondents as springboards to busy careers in movies and TV.

Samantha Bee
Years on 'The Daily Show': 2001-present
Recent Movie Projects: 'Furry Vengeance,' 'Whatever Works,' 'The Love Guru' (with TDSers Stephen Colbert and John Oliver)
As Seen on TV: 'Bored to Death' (with TDSer John Hodgman), 'Law & Order,' Canadian TV movie 'Love Letters' (with husband and TDSer Jason Jones)
Next: More 'Daily Show'

Lewis Black
Years on 'The Daily Show': (1996-present)
Recent Movie Projects: 'Accepted' (with TDSeer Jason Jones), 'Unaccompanied Minors'
As Seen on TV: 'The Root of All Evil' (as host), standup special 'Stark Raving Black'
Next: Adrian Grenier's documentary 'Teenage Paparazzo,' Cheri Oteri's AMC comedy series 'Life Coach'

Nancy Carell
Years on 'The Daily Show': 1999-2002 (as Nancy Walls)
Recent Movie Projects: 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' (with husband and TDSer Steve Carell), 'Anger Management'
As Seen on TV: 'The Goode Family,' 'The Office' (as Carol, Michael Scott's ex-girlfriend)

Steve Carell
Years on 'The Daily Show': 1999-2005
Recent Movie Projects: 'Date Night,' 'Get Smart'
As Seen on TV: 'The Office' (with TDSer Ed Helms), 'Saturday Night Live' (as Gary of 'The Ambiguously Gay Duo,' opposite TDSer Stephen Colbert)
Next: 'Despicable Me' (July 9), 'Dinner for Schmucks' (with TDSers Kristen Schaal and Larry Wilmore, due July 23), untitled marital crisis comedy with Ryan Gosling and Marisa Tomei (due 2011)

Stephen Colbert
Years on 'The Daily Show': 1997-2005
Recent Movie Projects: 'Monsters vs. Aliens' (with TDSer Ed Helms), 'The Love Guru' (with TDSers Samantha Bee and John Oliver), 'Strangers With Candy' (which Colbert also co-wrote and co-produced)
As Seen on TV: 'The Colbert Report' (duh), 'Saturday Night Live' (as Ace of 'The Ambiguously Gay Duo, opposite TDSer Steve Carell)
Next: More 'Colbert Report,' renewed by Comedy Central through 2012

Rob Corddry
Years on 'The Daily Show': 2002-06
Recent Movie Projects: 'Hot Tub Time Machine,' 'Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay' (with TDSer Ed Helms)
As Seen on TV: 'Law & Order,' 'Party Down'
Next: Indie comedy 'Cedar Rapids,' with Helms (2011), political satire 'Butter' (with TDSer Kristen Schaal, due 2012)

Rachael Harris
Years on 'The Daily Show': 2002-03
Recent Movie Projects: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid,' 'The Hangover' (with TDSers Ed Helms and Rob Riggle)
As Seen on TV: 'Cougar Town,' 'In the Motherhood'
Next: Guest spots on 'Gary Unmarried' (with Riggle) and 'Party Down'

Ed Helms
Years on 'The Daily Show': 2002-06
Recent Movie Projects: 'The Hangover' (with TDSers Rachael Harris and Rob Riggle), 'Monsters vs. Aliens' (with TDSer Stephen Colbert), 'Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay' (with TDSer Rob Corddry)
As Seen on TV: 'The Office' (with TDSer Steve Carell), 'Family Guy'
Next: 'Cedar Rapids,' with Corddry (2011); 'The Hangover 2' (2011)

John Hodgman
Years on 'The Daily Show': 2006-present
Recent Movie Projects: 'The Invention of Lying,' 'Baby Mama'
As Seen on TV: ''Bored to Death' (with TDSer Samantha Bee), 'Battlestar Galactica,' those Apple 'I'm a Mac' ads
Next: Indie comedy 'Treatment (2011)

Jason Jones
Years on 'The Daily Show': 2004-present
Recent Movie Projects: 'All About Steve,' 'Accepted' (with TDSeer Lewis Black)
As Seen on TV: Canadian TV movie 'Love Letters' (with wife and TDSer Samantha Bee), 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Queer as Folk'
Next: ABC comedy pilot 'How to Be a Better American,' indie comedy 'The Beginner's Guide to Endings (2011)

Aasif Mandvi
Years on 'The Daily Show': 2006-present
Recent Movie Projects: 'The Proposal,' 'Ghost Town'
As Seen on TV: 'Jericho,' 'ER'
Next: M. Night Shyamalan's 'The Last Airbender' (July 2)

Demetri Martin
Years on 'The Daily Show': 2005-present
Recent Movie Projects: 'Taking Woodstock,' 'The Rocker'
As Seen on TV: 'Important Things with Demetri Martin'
Next: Long-shelved coming-of-age comedy 'Kids in America' (2011)

John Oliver
Years on 'The Daily Show': 2006-present
Recent Movie Projects: 'The Love Guru' (with TDSers Samantha Bee and Stephen Colbert)
As Seen on TV: 'John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show,' 'Community'
Next: Voicing the character Vanity Smurf in 'The Smurfs' (2011)

Rob Riggle
Years on 'The Daily Show': 2006-08
Recent Movie Projects: 'Furry Vengeance,' 'The Hangover' (with TDSers Rachael Harris and Ed Helms)
As Seen on TV: 'Gary Unmarried,' 'American Dad!'
Next: 'Killers' (June 4), 'The Other Guys' (August 6), CBS comedy pilot 'Team Spitz,' 'Larry Crowne,' opposite Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts (2011)

Kristen Schaal
Years on 'The Daily Show': 2008-09
Recent Movie Projects: 'Valentine's Day,' 'When in Rome'
As Seen on TV: 'Modern Family,' 'Flight of the Conchords'
Next: 'Shrek Forever After' (May 21), 'Toy Story 3' (June 18), 'Dinner for Schmucks' (with TDSers Steve Carell and Larry Wilmore, due July 23), 'Butter' (with TDSer Rob Corddry, due 2012)

Larry Wilmore
Years on 'The Daily Show': 2006-present
Recent Movie Projects: 'I Love You, Man'
As Seen on TV: 'Accidentally on Purpose,' 'The Office'
Next: 'Dinner for Schmucks,' with TDSers Steve Carell and Kristen Schaal (July 23)
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