Leslie Jones is more than willing to host the “Daily Show” if you’re still seeking for a host.
The “Saturday Night Live” star stated to People in a piece published on Wednesday that she “absolutely” wants to be taken into consideration to replace Trevor Noah as the new permanent host following Noah’s departure from the long-running Comedy Central programme.
Jones filled in as a guest host for three programmes that aired in early 2023, getting a taste of what the role would entail.
“One of those in-the-pocket fits, I guess. You know how, after having a suit fitted, you think, “Yes, this suit looks good on me.” Hey, I like this look on me.” “The Daily Show” was (that) “Jones stated to People.
She also praised “The Daily Show’s” staff members for their professionalism.
Everyone there was competent at their job, she continued, and they all stayed in their lane and completed their tasks. “They were incredibly kind, even when we were deleting jokes and other bits and pieces, and they were excellent at what they did. Some of the lines made me wonder, “OK, how am I trying to convey this?” And let me tell you, whenever those writers said it, I would think, “God damn.” Do you exist in my head? They excelled.”
Jones also shared some tips Chris Rock gave her prior to her guest hosting gig.
“Don’t attempt to be Jon Stewart, he advised. Try not to emulate Trevor. Be you. “Be yourself,” “She spoke. “I already sort of knew that, but you know how sometimes you just need a little okay to accomplish something? Therefore, in essence, that is what it was.”
At a Sept. 29 showtaping, Noah revealed that he will be leaving the programme after seven years. Craig Kilborn presided over “The Daily Show” from 1996 to 1998, then Jon Stewart from 1999 to 2015. In 2015, Noah took over the programme.