Who else should get a 'Daily Show' spin-off?

Martin_lFirst, there was The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. Then came The Colbert Report. And now… Important Things With Demetri Martin? Comedy Central announced today that they’ve picked up Martin’s solo series, which Stewart is producing. It sounds promising enough — the deadpan mop-topper’s "Trendspotting" segments have brightened many a Daily Show episode, and his own website has enough other funny clips to convince me to tune in when Important Things gets started.

Still, I can’t say Martin’s the most obvious choice for the second cast member to break out with his or her own show. Just imagine some of the other possibilities: Samantha Bee’s This Week in God, four times a week! Last night’s "Specularium" sketch, where the correspondents gathered for a nonsensical McLaughlin Group-style roundtable, expanded to its full potential! John Oliver, talking about anything whatseover for 30 minutes!

So which Daily Show spin-offs would you rather see, P-Dubs? Or should Stewart’s production company start developing some new shows that don’t involve stretching existing cast bits ad infinitum?


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  • Jen

    Does John Hodgman have a show yet? If not, he should.

  • junior

    I love Demetri Martin so I can’t complain. But I think Samantha Bee is LONG overdue.
    I know it’s not an official spin-off but where is “Chocolate News!” I can’t wait!

  • Sandy

    I’m with Jen – John Hodgman NEEDS his own show. That guy’s hysterical.

  • MJ

    I was at the taping of the pilot for Demetri’s show. It’s a great format, and every single joke/video/bit was hilarious. Glad to hear it was picked up.

  • AJ

    John Oliver should get however much time he wants however often he wants to talk about whatever he wants. That man is hysterical.

  • Martha

    I second (third?) the Samantha Bee vote. Chick knows funny.

  • LisaMama

    I’m actually kinda tired of all the good people leaving The Daily Show. I still miss Steve Carrell and Rob Corddry! I’m just getting used to the new people (although I hate Jason Jones’ junior high bathroom joke humor).

  • beth

    John Hodgman!!!

  • PJ

    I kinda think that none of the current correspondents can bear a solo show. None of the current crop are my favorites. The best ones (Carell, Colbert, Corddry x 2) have been culled by other shows. I would love to see some new faces on there.

  • DL

    As someone who has seen some of Demetri’s work outside of The Daily Show, I wholeheartedly support this. He is an astonishingly funny guy and has amazing comic potential with the right format.

  • Joel

    I love Demetri. His album, These Are Jokes, is hilarious. He also had a nice cameo on the finale of Flight of the Conchords.

  • Rae Rae

    i wish everyone would just stay on the Daily Show…i miss most of the alum

  • mike

    Demetri Martin is the obvious choice. But, he’s already done a couple of one-hour shows for comedy central. John Oliver would be next.
    Comedy Central should slow down on spin-offs. After Stephen Colbert and a bunch of writers left the Daily show, it took awhile for it to recover. Don’t kill the golden goose.

  • tia77

    I vote for John Oliver… His Qatar interview a few weeks ago was the funniest thing I’ve seen all year.

  • Bill

    I’d vote for anyone besides the painfully unfunny Demetri Martin. He’s funny like a pothead college roommate. Hated his stand-up and cringed when I saw his face on TDS. However, if he disappears from TDS, that’s a bright spot. Maybe they can do Rob Riggle next.

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