OCCUPATION: Faux-news anchor
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 1
PRO: Just a few months ago, there were questions about whether political comedy could survive the post-Bush era. Then came Jim Cramer. Stewart's castigating Q&A with the CNBC host made for one of The Daily Show's most-watched episodes and proved that even the mightiest Wall Street-er is no match for an outraged wit.
CON: Jon, America loves you. Now can you knock it off with all the self-deprecating shrugs?