Blame Amy Schumer for the new "Daily Show" host being a dude

Everyone’s new best friend Amy Schumer reveals that she could have been our cool big sister who explains politics to us in simple terms and sneaks us sips of wine when Mom isn’t looking.

Blame Amy Schumer for the new "Daily Show" host being a dude

Of course, she may drink the whole glass and forget to sneak you some.

No, I don’t mean that Amy Schumer could have altered her DNA, moved in with you when you were growing up, and had awesome big sister adventures with you. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Amy Schumer admits she was one of the candidates being courted to take over hosting duties from Jon Stewart’s news/comedy show The Daily Show. 

“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,’” Schumer told the Daily Beast.


“Sorry, Jim but Amy loves not knowing where her life is going. Hopefully you will too.”

The search for a new Daily Show host has been long and arduous although the show has currently selected up-and-coming comedian Trevor Noah. Even though Schumer is doing very well for herself (her own comedy show Inside Amy Schumer has been renewed for a fourth season and her new film Trainwreck is set to be released July 17th), Amy would have added a nice extra X chromosome to any otherwise male-filled late night lineup.

Susan Velazquez

Susan is a recent college grad and writer who enjoys all things from the 1980s, snarking on dumb television, and reveling in celebrity gossip. Oh, and she has serious interests like reading historical fiction, getting involved in social issues, and consuming French fries.

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