Comedian Roy Wood Jr., Comedy Central correspondent Daily ShowHe told PEOPLE he was “ready” if the cable network wanted him to serve as the show’s new host.
The 44-year-old comic, who has been among the guest hosts of the satirical new show in the months since Trevor Noah left last December, pondered whether this would support the United States after the success of the weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. sue for him Daily Showpermanent host.
“I really enjoyed hosting. It was also fun watching my fellow reporters as guest hosts. I don’t know how Comedy Central is going to play it, but at the end of the day, my job as an entertainer – like athletics – is to be ready,” Wood told PEOPLE before Saturday’s event.
“So, if Comedy Central makes the call, I’m ready. If they don’t, hopefully someone else will call and I’m ready,” he added. “At the end of the day, it’s about being as sharp and funny as possible, and the rest is out of my control.”
On the red carpet at dinner, Wood was asked if he had ever seen himself doing his own talk show.
“It would be fun to host a talk show of my own style at some point. You know, we could study politics and what’s going on in the world. I don’t think I’d want to just live in politics,” he said. . “John Oliver has a great model. Jon Stewart’s model is pretty good too. So when you look at the political satire landscape, I think it’s about finding the most unique thing you want.”
Wood also said he was “praying that there would be no writer’s strike”. If it does, he says, “we’ll be with the writers and come back to cooking with the guest hosts when the time comes.”
“The guest presenters’ ratings have gone up,” he said. I don’t know when they’ll decide on the host, but I hope they know I’m here and ready.”
When asked about Noah, 39, Wood said, “I miss working with Trevor.”
In her signature way, she said, “I didn’t work that hard because she had to do all the work. Now she’s gone and I have to work harder. That’s no fun. Who wants to work in America?”
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