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Amy Schumer Confirms She Was Approached to Host The Daily Show

amy schumerAmy Schumer‘s Comedy Central show has made her a huge TV name, and now she’s got a movie––Trainwreck––coming out this summer. But it turns out the Inside Amy Schumer star was approached by her network bosses to host The Daily Show following Jon Stewart‘s departure.

A few months ago, there were reports that before picking Trevor Noah, Comedy Central had approached Schumer, Amy Poehler, and Chris Rock to host. Poehler reportedly gave the “quickest no in history,” while Rock had reportedly said he’d do it for about a year.

Schumer, meanwhile, opened up to The Daily Beast today and confirmed she was approached to host The Daily Show. “I was so honored to be asked and considered,” she said.

But at the same time, she didn’t really think it was the best fit for her:

“And then I thought, ‘Well, I could give everyone I love a job and we could all be together for five years.’ 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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