We could have had it all: Watch Hannibal Buress' glorious trainwreck of a "Daily Show" audition

Comedy Central had some fun imagining what Buress' tape would look like (It looks pretty chill)

By Colin Gorenstein

Published July 7, 2015 8:16PM (EDT)

Hannibal Buress      (Comedy Central)
Hannibal Buress (Comedy Central)

We could have at it all. We could have had Hannibal Buress in the "Daily Show" seat.

Okay, unlike comedians Amy Schumerand Chris Rock, Buress wasn't exactly approached about filling in for Jon Stewart at any point. But that didn't stop Comedy Central from asking the question: What if?

In anticipation of Buress' latest show "Why? with Hannibal Buress," which premiers tomorrow, the network unearthed a mock "Daily Show" audition tape featuring a criminally chill Buress rattling off some wonderfully Buress-y quips like “Why’d you guys fire Jon Stewart? He get caught fucking somebody?” and “Why am I even doing this? There’s no chance they’re going to give this show to a black dude.”

Watch the clip courtesy of Comedy Central below:

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Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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