John Mulaney Reveals He Turned Down Hosting ‘The Daily Show

After Jon Stewart Left Because He Was “Gun-Shy”

"I wish it was five years from now," he remembered telling Comedy Central execs at the time

John Mulaney wishes he would’ve been asked to host The Daily Show five years after

The comedian, whose new special John Mulaney: Baby J is now on Netflix

Recently discussed being asked to host the Comedy Central talk show after Jon Stewart left in 2015.

It was shortly after the SNL 40th anniversary

Mulaney said during an appearance on Doug Herzog and Jen Chaney’s Basic! podcast