Hasan Minhaj is officially no longer nominated for the post of host of The Daily Show (Report)

The short list of potential successors to Trevor Noah Throne has become one smaller.

Puck news Reports on the embattled frontrunner was informed by Daily Show Parent company Paramount Global announced that it would not get the coveted hosting gig. The news comes about a month after the first Patriot Act The headliner found himself at the center of controversy following an annihilation New Yorker The exposé revealed that he had done it embellished elements of his stand-up appearance.

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According to Puck Minhaj’s deal to take over Daily Show The reins were pretty much done before that New Yorker The story appeared on September 15th. In fact, “Minhaj would have been one announced as the new TDS The host strike this summer would not have intervened,” Belloni claims, adding: “Instead, both sides sat on the announcement and then… disaster.”

Minhaj – who was a correspondent at The Daily Show from 2014 to 2018 before headlining Netflix Patriot Act — reportedly asked for one final meeting with Paramount boss Chris McCarthy to “state his case” before receiving official notice Thursday that he was no longer in the running.

Regarding the beautification uproar, Minhaj argued in New Yorker Piece: “Every story in my style is based on a seed of truth. My comedy Arnold Palmer is 70% emotional truth – that’s what happened – and then 30% exaggeration, exaggeration, fiction.”

The Daily Show has been dependent on innkeepers to fill the void left by Noah last December. Comedy Central recently announced that there will be a name a full-time replacement sometime next year. The station’s search has been complicated in recent weeks by long-standing correspondents Roy Wood Jr.’s decision to leave after eight years.

Wood, who had emerged as the new guy Daily Show host frontrunner after the Minhaj scandal, said he would still consider the gig if offered.

“If you are given the opportunity to host The Daily Show At every point in your life you have to stop for a moment and think about it,” he told NPR. “The next question is, ‘What does mean?’ The Daily Show What will it look like in 2024? And what does late night look like in 2024?’”

TVLine has reached out to representatives for Minhaj and The Daily Show for comment.

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