So she turned down safety and a regular paycheck for the surprise of what might be ahead in the next five years. It would've been refreshing to see a woman join the male dominated late-night hosting world, but more than anything it would've just been fun to see what Amy Schumer would do with the role. (Amy Poehler, too, though. And Chris Rock.)
I was so honored to be asked and considered. With Comedy Central, I project so much 'You're my parents!' on the network and the people that run it, so them saying, 'We believe in you and trust that you can do this,' I thought, 'Oh my god, thank you!' And then 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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