Colbert and Stewart at "The Comedy Awards" (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)Not bad for basic cable: 'The Daily Show,' the late-night comedy show about the news, has had a nine-year winning streak in the Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy category. The nine-in-a-row is unprecedented since the category was established in 1951.
But this year "The Daily Show," as funny as it is, has some serious competition. We look at who could beat the juggernaut of variety and comedy on TV.
The Colbert Report
"The Daily Show" begat Stephen Colbert as fake news-show host, and comedy hasn't been the same since. This year, Stephen Colbert grabbed the spotlight by creating his own Super PAC (and receiving a Peabody award for his ability to make an obtuse finance law an accessible -- and often hilarious -- topic) and still managed to fit in some singing with performers as diverse as Audra McDonald and James Taylor.
Saturday Night Live
If for no other reason, this season of the sketch comedy show marks the end of an era. Kristin Wiig and Andy Samberg, comic greats, will not beRead More »from Who can beat ‘The Daily Show’?