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John Mulaney reveals he turned down 'Daily Show' after Jon Stewart's departure because he was 'afraid of guns'

John Mulaney hope he can be invited to host The Daily Show Five years later he is.

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John Mulaney: Baby J is now on Netflix and recently discussed being asked to host a comedy after Jon Stewart’s departure

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“That was at SNL

Shortly after anniversary,” Mulaney said on Doug Herzog and Jen Chaney’s Basic . podcast. “I had a sitcom on Fox. They aired all the 40 [episodes], but they got canceled. It It didn’t turn out great, but at least the critics were raving about it. So, it was a fun time.”

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voice star recalls then-Comedy Central president Kent Altman asking Mulaney whether he would like to take on the hosting role after Stewart leaves.

“I’m very honored that you all asked me about this,” Mulaney said. “I got the feeling they were going to be big shoes to fill. I guess I was too scared to put myself out there the moment after Fox ran. I felt all eyes were on whoever was after Mr. Stewart.”

He continued, “It wasn’t the right thing to do at the time, but I remember saying to Kent, ‘I hope it’s five years from now.’ And he said, ‘Yes ,but it is not the truth. ’ I mean, I just remember Kent’s tone being good, ‘I hear you. I’m here to hear whatever you have to say, but now is the time, we’re asking you about this, we can’t Talk hypothetically for so long at this dinner, John.’”

Trevor Noah eventually succeeds Stewart and at 40 is leaving after seven years at the helm. ” my time is up , but in the most beautiful way,” the host said when announcing her departure in September. The seats at Comedy Central are filled with a series of rotating guest hosts who host the show each week.




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