Olivia Munn “Tries Out” As Daily Show Correspondent

Whoa! The Daily Show has another female correspondent! And — whoa! It’s Olivia Munn! And — whoa! She was awesome.

Munn, the fetching and fanboy-minting co-host of Attack of the Show on the G-4 network, debuted last night as the new “Senior Asian Correspondent,” reporting on the plight of Vietnamese fishermen in the Gulf (Munn is half-Chinese). She was comically joined on-screen by a very pregnant Samantha Bee in an implied torch-passing moment, followed by Jason Jones, Wyatt Cenac and Aasif Mandvi, showing that the Daily Show is probably the most diverse newscast on TV. And now they’ve got another woman which always helps make a show funnier and more awesome.

And Munn has the chops, too — her years on AOTS have shown that she’s far, far more than a ridiculously hot-bodied babe (though she certainly is that). She’s got great timing, fearlessness about subject matter and always brings a sense of fun. Last night, she more than held her own with her more experienced peers. Never mind bringing her own slavering horde of fanboys to the Daily Show demographic (in case they’re not there already). Expect this “try out” to become permanent very soon — if she decides she wants it.

Here’s the whole multi-culti Daily Show gang:

…and here’s the video:

Have a tip we should know?

  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. Gossip Cop