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I’m not sure how many correspondent generations we’ve been through with The Daily Show, but its life cycle is becoming as difficult to follow as that of Saturday Night Live‘s cast. In the old, sad Craig Kilborn days, Brian Unger was the go-to guy for merciless snark. But he did not transition to the Jon Stewart regime and is now a commentator on NPR’s Day to Day—which isn’t quite as funny a gig. For a while, Bethesda’s Mo Rocca was The Daily Show’s hotshot, but, well, does anybody remember Mo Rocca? In perhaps its golden age, the show was blessed with the twin titans Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert battling it out—sometimes literally, as in the segment “Even Stevphen.” With Carell’s movie and sitcom success and Colbert’s promotion to his own show, a series of new faces have appeared. While Ed Helms is doing yeoman’s work walking in Colbert’s stiff, pompous shoes (can shoes be pompous?), the most interesting correspondent is Rob Corddry. But Corddry’s days on the show may be numbered, as well. A Fox sitcom is reportedly in the works, and there’s a movie, Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story, in which Corddry plays a paintball champ who tries to reclaim his glory—and good name—10 years after being disgraced in a cheating incident. Let’s hope this sparks a paintball-movie craze. Come see Corddry screen his favorite Daily Show clips and riff his way through a Q&A session, starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $20. (202) 408-3100. (Dave Nuttycombe)