While NBC openly battles with the WGA over late-night writing duties, Comedy Central has taken a slightly more subtle tack with A Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Although, of course, even while Stewart says he’s simply reacting to the photos and videos that pop up onscreen, someone is writing for the show. And in the past couple of days, the correspondents have crept back into the picture. I can understand John Oliver’s excuse. On Tuesday, he said he had to show up to keep his work visa valid else he’d get deported back to Britain. Last night, we saw correspondents Aasif Mandvi, Rob Riggle and Jason Jones, too. If they’re truly improvising and showing up as actors, not writers, that’s allowable, I suppose, though still tricky. There’s also a full-fledged segment report from Oliver.

Examine for yourself…