Even though it seems like only yesterday that Jon Stewart was bidding us all a fond farewell, a new era of television is upon us and Trevor Noah is taking over as The Daily Show host on Sept. 28. That's a huge shift, after having Stewart be a late night staple for so long, but luckily not everything is changing. We will still have familiar faces like Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, and Jessica Williams running reports throughout the season, but they will be mixed in with some brand new faces. Desi Lydic is a new Daily Show correspondent and she — along with Ronny Chieng and Roy Wood, Jr. — will help Noah usher in a new era of the series.
With Samantha Bee leaving the show, there will be a huge void and I'm thrilled to see Lydic on the roster. Not only is she a hilarious comedian, but she also brings some more girl power to The Daily Show. How do I know she is hilarious? It's easy: Lydic has numerous TV and movie credits to her name, each one funnier then the last. I've rounded up her six best roles, in order of which ones I liked the best (it's very scientific). Ready? Let's get you up to speed on Lydic before her Daily Show domination begins.
6. Dee Ann, The Client List
This veers a little more to the drama category then comedy, but here Lydic played a masseuse working at the scandalous parlor whose relationship with a councilman gets her into a bit of trouble during Season 1.
5. Shea Seger, We Bought A Zoo
How can you not love someone better known as the "lasagna woman"? She had a massive crush on Benjamin and was incredibly adorable in this film.
4. Waitress,The League
It was a small role in only one episode (2010's "The Marathon"), but proved her comedic chops, as she was able to keep up on this improv-driven and hilarious show.
3. Cutie, Not Another Teen Movie
This was a small, not credited role, but also Lydic's first part in a movie, and it's fitting it was a comedy.
2. Susan, Good Luck Charlie
A one-off episode but an important one, as Lydic played a lesbian who made up one half of the first same-sex couple to ever appear on a Disney Channel show. She received a lot of support for the role and tweeted that she "couldn't be more proud" to play that character.
1. Valerie Marks, Awkward
What's that? You haven't seen this gem of an MTV show? Stop everything and go watch it, immediately. Lydic is a showstopper here as the misguided guidance counselor Valerie. Outgoing and a little deluded, she is perfect as this flawed, funny woman.
Hopefully, we'll get to see all of these different sides of Lydic when she plays, well, herself, as The Daily Show's newest correspondent.
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