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Amy Schumer Reveals Why She Turned Down The Daily Show

It's probably not why you'd think

Liz Raftery

How close did Amy Schumer come to being Jon Stewart's replacement as host of The Daily Show?

The Inside Amy Schumer star says was approached by Comedy Central but, though she was flattered by the offer, decided to turn it down because it felt too safe.

"I was so honored to be asked and considered," Schumer tells The Daily Beast. "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.'"

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The network also received nos from Amy Poehler and Chris Rock before settling on Trevor Noah, who will officially take over in September.

It's doubtful that Schumer regrets her decision. Inside Amy Schumer has become a breakout hit for Comedy Central this year and next month, Schumer will star in the movie Trainwreck opposite Bill Hader.

Do you think Schumer would have made a good host of The Daily Show?