A day we all knew was coming, but secretly hoped never would, arrived yesterday. Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” announced he would be stepping down at the end of this year.
I’ll give those who are hearing this for the first time a moment to compose themselves, and verify that this is in fact happening.
Okay, now that you’ve had a second to collect yourself, let’s rip that Band-Aid off.
There will be plenty of time to reminisce in the coming months, but for now, let’s start the healing process by speculating over Mr. Stewart’s replacement:
- Amy Poehler — I don’t think this one needs much explanation. As a former SNL Weekend Update host, she’s an obvious choice. Plus, “Parks and Recreation” wraps up in less than a week, so she may also be available.
- Tina Fey — Okay, another obvious choice, but can you blame me.
- Amy Poehler and Tina Fey — While either one could easily carry the show by themselves, how awesome would it be to get the dynamic duo back together, and for four nights a week. It would be like the “Golden Globes” but on a daily basis.
Just in case those suggestions were too subtle, it would be nice to have a woman take over. Oh, and another possible options — Olivia Munn (already familiar with the show).
Late night television needs some female influence, and “The Daily Show,” would be a great place to start.
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…just for fun:
Seriously, she’d be perfect: