Amy Schumer on Turning Down Daily Show Offer: 'Them Asking Me Made Me Cry!'
"I was like, that means to much to me, that they believed in me like that," she says
Amy Schumer‘s career has never been hotter: Her skits on Inside Amy Schumer almost always go viral, her first movie, Trainwreck, is already getting rave early reviews and she totally stands a chance as the next Bachelorette.
So fans were a little disappointed when they learned earlier this month that the comedian was offered the job of succeeding Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show and turned it down. (Trevor Noah got the gig.)
Still, Schumer,34, stands by her decision.
In an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday, the shock jock suggested it wouldn’t have been a good fit for her anyway since she tends to steer clear of political jokes in favor of more bawdy material. (See: Her Magic Mike, two fingers zinger at the MTV Movie Awards)
“I think if I heard I was hosting The Daily Show, I’d be like, ‘Oh, give me a f—ing break,” she told Stern.
Not that she wasn’t honored to be considered by Comedy Central.
“Them asking me made me cry,” she said. “I was like, that means to much to me, that they believed in me like that.”
But in the end, “just picturing being in the same building every day. … I just pictured all of the fittings, like all of the blazers I would have to wear, and I was like, ‘I don’t want to do that,’ ” she explained. “Trevor will be so much better at it than I could’ve ever been.”
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For his part, Stern, also explained why he’s checking one show off his list.
“I love free time,” he said. “That’s why I’m leaving America’s Got Talent, I want more free time.”