As we all have heard by now, Trevor Noah was selected to take Jon Stewart‘s spot behind the desk at The Daily Show on Comedy Central. The new host surprised some who thought the network would want a bigger name, and now we’re learning that they tried to get the one and only Amy Schumer, who already has a successful show on Comedy Central. However, Amy had other plans in mind…that did not involve blazers.
Schumer told The Daily Beast this week that while she was beyond honored that the network offered her the job, she turned down The Daily Show gig because she perceived it to be too safe.
“I thought, ‘Well, I could give everyone I love a job and we could all be together for five years,” she said. “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.’”
“I think if I heard I was hosting The Daily Show, I’d be like, ‘Oh, give me a f—king break!'” she told Stern.
Although she had several meetings to discuss the idea with Comedy Central and even Jon Stewart himself, Amy ultimately decided that the seat behind The Daily Show desk was not where she belonged. “I really thought about it, I just thought it’s not right for me. Trevor [Noah] will be so much better at it than I could have ever been,” she said.
Would we love to see Amy on our televisions every night promptly at 11:30? Duh, but we have to say that what we want from Amy isn’t commentary on the news – we want original entertainment. And if her hilarious sketches from this season of Inside Amy Schumer tell us anything, it’s that she needs to keep doing what she’s doing…and maybe be the next Bachelorette. Just sayin’.
[Story via E! News]