11:09am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
'The Daily Show' Adds Michael Kosta as New Correspondent
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is welcoming a new correspondent.
Michael Kosta is joining the Comedy Central staple, where he’ll serve on the “The Best [email protected] News Team.” He’ll make his first appearance on the show Tuesday night with an in-studio desk piece. Kosta, a former pro tennis player, will likely be filling the role left by another correspondent, Jordan Klepper, who is taking over the 11:30 p.m. time slot this fall.
Kosta is a stand-up comedian who most recently was host and co-executive producer of The Comment Section on E! He was also a co-host on Fox Sports 1’s Crowd Goes Wild, where he and Regis Philbin led a panel of experts in a lighthearted look at the world of sports.
Kosta has collaborated with Comedy Central before, on its Snapchat series Worst Birthday, which is based on his podcast, as well as his own half-hour 2011 stand-up special Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta. He’s also been seen on @midnight with Chris Hardwick.
Kosta gained attention when he broke out of the HBO Comedy and Arts Festival in Aspen and quickly relocated to Los Angeles. There, he made regular appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Chelsea Lately and also appeared on Conan and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
He is represented by ICM Partners and managed by Jordan Tilzer at El Centro.