Desi Lydic

Desi Lydic, currently nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series, joined The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as a Correspondent in September 2015 when Noah started his tenure as host. She is a professionally trained improvisational and comedic actress who studied and performed at The Groundlings and Improv Olympic. In 2020’s half-hour special, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: Remembering RBG – A Nation Ugly Cries with Desi Lydic, Desi explored the remarkable life and legacy of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her first one-hour Comedy Central special, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents Desi Lydic: Abroad, premiered in May 2019 and received a Writers Guild Award Nomination. Desi also had a starring role on MTV’s hit comedy series Awkward and her other credits include FXX’s The League and Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo.


I just sent an urgent message telling my representative to prioritize gun safety--like expanding background checks…

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Three Great Things: Desi Lydic

By Desi Lydic | August 15, 2022

Three Great Things: Desi Lydic

The Emmy-nominated Daily Show correspondent waxes lyrical on running in Central Park, hanging out with friends and family card games.