Bill Simmons: Comedy Central Courted 3 Big Names for Daily Show

Trevor Noah is officially the next host of The Daily Show, but apparently there were some big names Comedy Central tried to pursue first. Bill Simmons tweeted out three names he was told they reached out to:

Amy Poehler, of course, did the “fake news” beat for a while, when she and Tina Fey (later Seth Meyers) co-hosted SNL‘s Weekend Update. Amy Schumer has the most history with Comedy Central; she currently has her own show, Inside Amy Schumer, on the network

And Louis C.K. is, well, Louis C.K.

Simmons made this observation about the choices:

[h/t UPROXX]
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