When former "Daily Show"
correspondent Demetri Martin's new stand-up/sketch show, "Important Things with Demetri Martin,"
premieres Wednesday, Feb. 11 on Comedy Central, it won't just be the start of an offbeat, amusing new show. It will also be the continuation of a trend.
Martin, who was a "Daily Show" contributor from 2005-08, the latest in a pretty extensive list of performers who have used the fake newscast as a springboard to other success. Here are some of the notable ex-correspondents.