Amy Schumer Explains Why She Turned Down ‘The Daily Show’

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Amy Schumer Explains Why She Turned Down ‘The Daily Show’

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Amy Schumer Explains Why She Turned Down ‘The Daily Show’

by The Insider 1:47 mins

Amy Schumer got candid with Howard Stern on his Sirius XM show Tuesday morning, opening up about the reasons why she turned down the hosting gig on “The Daily Show.” The 34-year-old funny woman admitted that she was flattered by the offer for her to take over the Comedy Central staple, saying, “Them asking me made me cry. I was like, that means so much to me that they believed in me like that.” Comedy’s “it” girl said it ultimately just wasn’t the right fit for her, offering some pretty strong words about the thought of satirically covering the news. And even though Jon Stewart was sent to try to persuade her — over a slice of pizza, of course — Amy revealed that the decision came down to her staying true to herself. But that doesn’t mean she didn’t seriously consider it. In the end, the “Inside Amy Schumer” host threw her full support behind Trevor Noah, who’s set to make his “Daily Show” debut on Sept. 28. Check out this video to hear highlights from Amy’s interview with Howard Stern, and tune in to “The Insider With Yahoo” on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.