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Updated: August 4, 2015 3:20 PM ET | Originally published: February 10, 2015 9:35 PM EST

Jon Stewart on Thursday ends his 16-year run as host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, which he has anchored since 1999.

One of Stewart’s greatest legacies will be his protégés, who have made spaces for themselves on screens big and small. Here are a few of the Daily Show personalities whose careers Stewart helped to launch.

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