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Hannibal Buress bombs his Daily Show audition

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Comedy Central

Hannibal Buress could have been the next host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show — that is, if he didn’t completely bomb his audition. 

Comedy Central released a video of Buress “auditioning” for the role that features the Broad City actor introducing himself as current host Jon Stewart, expressing that he thought “The Daily Show was a euphemism for once a week,” and wondering aloud if President Barack Obama is a secret germaphobe. Is it what The Daily Show should be? No. Is it amusing anyway? Very. Watch below.

Buress’ new show, Why? With Hannibal Buresspremieres on Comedy Central Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.