06/08/2010 06:23 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Olivia Munn: I Scored 'Daily Show' Gig With Holocaust Joke

Just how did the host of a fledgling cable-network series go from doing the truffle shuffle to The Daily Show? The gig was but a Holocaust joke away.

"In the first 10 minutes of my meeting with Jon, I made some kind of Holocaust joke--and by the way? It's always too soon--and he died laughing. He was like, 'Wow, you open up with the Holocaust?'" Munn recalled. "I said, 'No, no, it's cool. I dated a Jewish guy!'" (That would be actor Bryan Greenberg of HBO's How to Make It in America.)

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