11:46am PT by Hilary Lewis
'Daily Show's' Jessica Williams on Replacing Jon Stewart: "I'm Not Hosting"
After Jon Stewart announced he would be stepping down as host of The Daily Show this year, correspondent Jessica Williams quickly emerged as one of the most popular options to replace him.
Many fans and writers online said Williams should take over. There's even a petition with nearly 14,000 signatures asking that Comedy Central make her the host.
On Thursday, a clip also emerged from the upcoming time-travel film Hot Tub Time Machine 2, in which Williams is hosting The Daily Show in 2025.
But Williams tweeted Sunday night that she won't be taking over this year, at least not if she has anything to say about it.
Check out her series of tweets below (and vote for who you'd like to see replace Stewart here).
Fact 1: I'm not hosting. Thank you but I am extremely under-qualified for the job!— Jessica R. Williams (@msjwilly) February 16, 2015
At this age (25) if something happens politically that I don't agree with, I need to go to my room & like not come out for, like, 7 days.— Jessica R. Williams (@msjwilly) February 16, 2015
That being said I am super not right for it, but there are quite a few people who are! Can't wait to stick around & see what happens.— Jessica R. Williams (@msjwilly) February 16, 2015
thanks to everyone tweetin at me like. Haha but I'm not like, dead.This is the beginning of my career. I'm gonna troll that ass for yrs.— Jessica R. Williams (@msjwilly) February 16, 2015