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Amy Schumer turned down "The Daily Show" job: Report

Schumer thought seriously about saying yes to taking over from Jon Stewart


Salon Staff
June 28, 2015 4:21PM (UTC)

There's more confirmation that Trevor Noah was not the first person offered Jon Stewart's gig.

The Daily Beast confirms that Comedy Central also asked Amy Schumer if she wanted to anchor "The Daily Show."

Schumer considered the offer but ultimately declined -- but according to the Beast's story, she took it quite seriously.

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“I was so honored to be asked and considered," she told the Daily Beast. "With Comedy Central, I project so much ‘You’re my parents!’ on the network and the people that run it, so them saying, ‘We believe in you and trust that you can do this,’ I thought, ‘Oh my god, thank you!’”

So what did it come down to in the end? Schumer values not having a five-year plan too much to commit to one thing.

“And then I thought, ‘Well, I could give everyone I love a job and we could all be together for five years," she told the Daily Beast. "But picturing being in a building and knowing what I was going to do for five years—I love not knowing. And I’ve never done anything safe or to make money for that reason. So, you know, I said, ‘I can’t start now.’”


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