Years Of Tailored Blazers Kept Amy Schumer From ‘The Daily Show'

06/30/2015 02:44 pm ET
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Comedian Amy Schumer speaks onstage at NRDC's 'Night Of Comedy' benefiting the Natural Resources Defense Council at 583 Park Ave on November 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NRDC)

This past weekend we learned that Amy Schumer had turned down Comedy Central's offer to host "The Daily Show" because it felt too "safe," but that's not the whole story. 

 On Tuesday, the 34-year-old further explained her reasoning during an appearance on  Howard Stern's SiriusXM show

"It felt like it would be betting against myself," she said. "OK, this way I'm secure and I know I'll make [money] and I'll have this job ... but I'm like, 'No. I'm gonna bet on myself that I can do more.'"

 Schumer said she wasn't quick to turn down the offer, and even met with Jon Stewart over pizza to discuss the job, where she inquired about its perks. 

Ultimately, Schumer decided she simply wasn't right for it. 

"I think if I heard I was hosting 'The Daily Show,' I'd be like, ‘Oh, give me a fucking break!'" she told Stern, adding that the five years' worth of potential blazers kind of had something to do with it.

"But I just pictured all the fittings, like all the blazers I’d have to wear and I was like, 'I don’t want to do that,'" she explained to Stern. "I just thought, I don’t think it’s right for me. Trevor [Noah] will be so much better at it than I would ever have been."


Meanwhile, Schumer also spoke about one gig that she actually said agreed to -- opening for Madonna for three nights in New York City in September. The "Trainwreck" star told Stern that she's the first comedian to open for the Material Girl, but she doesn't have high hopes for it. 

"I really think that it will be a bad set. I'm going to try my hardest. I'm going to write some Madonna material, I'm going to practice. I'm going to do everything I can. Like you said, they're not here for me,"she said. "So I'm planning on just taking one to the chin every night, and then getting to see a Madonna show." 

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