Yesterday, Comedy Central announced three new correspondents will be joining "The Daily Show"'s increasingly diverse "Best F*&#ing News Team Ever." They are Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood, Jr.
Valid question. Here's what we know:
Hails from: Melbourne, Australia
On joining TDS: "I'm excited to bring my attention to detail & knowledge of current affairs to working with Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow."
Also known for: Standup. Chieng has been touring Australia with sold-out shows all summer. He's also performed at major comedy festivals in Montreal, Edinburgh and Auckland.
Hails from: Los Angeles, California
On joining TDS: "Wow. I couldn't be more excited to join the Best F**king News Team!! #alsoirefusetowearpantsonair #theyaretellingmeihavetowearpantsonair #pantsornopantsTBD"
Also known for: "Awkward" on MTV. Lydic comes from a trained comedic background, having performed at The Groundlings and Improv Olympic. You may also have spotted her in "We Bought a Zoo," "The Babymakers," or "The League."
ROY WOOD, JR.
Hails from: Birmingham, Alabama
On joining TDS: "Yo @007, I hope you don't let me working with the @TheDailyShow keep you from considering me for the new James Bond role. I'm flexible."
Also known for: Standup. He's done bits on "Conan," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and venues around the world, and regularly appears on @midnight. In Birmingham, Wood hosted a morning radio show known for its pranks.
Said host Trevor Noah of the new hires in a statement, “I’m so excited to welcome these new members of the Daily Show Team. Now I get to share my stress with other new people.”
Wood, Lydic and Chieng will join news team veterans Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi and Kristen Schaal when the new season kicks off on Sept. 28 at 11 p.m.
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