With a new deal locked in over at HBO, John Oliver won't be returning to Comedy Central to fill Jon Stewart's soon-to-be-vacated "Daily Show" chair. And another candidate has taken herself out of the running, too.
Jessica Williams, who's been a correspondent for "The Daily Show" since 2012, was one of the names floating around as a potential replacement when Stewart announced that he'd be giving up his hosting gig later this year. And while Williams would be an inspired choice, it turns out that the young comedienne has no interest in the job.
In a series of tweets posted over the weekend, Williams acknowledged the rumors about her potential rise in the "Daily Show" ranks, but ultimately said, "Thanks, but no thanks." "I'm not hosting," Williams tweeted, adding, "I am super not right for [the job]," but she "Can't wait to stick around & see what happens."
Fact 1: I'm not hosting. Thank you but I am extremely under-qualified for the job!- Jessica R. Williams (@msjwilly) February 16, 2015
At this age (25) if something happens politically that I don't agree with, I need to go to my room & like not come out for, like, 7 days.- Jessica R. Williams (@msjwilly) February 16, 2015
That being said I am super not right for it, but there are quite a few people who are! Can't wait to stick around & see what happens.- Jessica R. Williams (@msjwilly) February 16, 2015
And for those worried that Williams's distancing herself from the host's chair means she might leave "The Daily Show" soon, the correspondent quickly quashed those thoughts. "I'm gonna troll that ass for yrs," she tweeted.
thanks to everyone tweetin at me like 😭. Haha but I'm not like, dead.This is the beginning of my career. I'm gonna troll that ass for yrs.- Jessica R. Williams (@msjwilly) February 16, 2015
Sounds excellent to us.
[via: Jessica Williams]
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