Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show without an heir apparent. His most obvious replacements, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver, already have their own, arguably higher-profile, TV shows either in the works or on the air. (Colbert isn't going to pre-emptively ditch the post-Letterman Late Show to return to basic cable.) Steve Carell, another alumnus, was just nominated for an Oscar, and seems to have left TV for movie-stardom (at least for now).
Still, there are a handful of people who might have the right skills and comedic touch to fill Stewart's smallish (but metaphorically huge) shoes behind the Daily Show anchor desk. Here's a rundown of a few possible replacements.