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Jessica Williams Is Not Interested in Hosting 'The Daily Show'

Since Jon Stewart announced that he's leaving his post at The Daily Show sometime this year, breakout correspondent Jessica Williams has been at the top of many fans' lists for possible candidates to take over the show. Unfortunately, if you're rooting for Williams, there's one important person who disagrees with you: Jessica Williams: "Fact 1: I'm not hosting," she said via Twitter last night, explaining:

Thank you but I am extremely under-qualified for the job! 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. That being said [...]

Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, and Jason Jones Have a Condemnation-Off

Following an insensitive tweet Rupert Murdoch posted about Muslims, Jon Stewart gathered his Daily Show Senior Condemnologists Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, and Jason Jones last night to condemn both the Charlie Hebdo attack and recent bombing at an NAACP office in Colorado. Who is the condemniest, and who is held to an unfair "condemnier standard" than the rest?

Jessica Williams Gives NYC Women Some Anti-Street Harassment Tips

Here's a clip of last night's fantastic Daily Show segment starring Jessica Williams, who attempts to prove that sexism and street harassment aren't issues big enough for women to complain about — until, of course, she meets with a ton of women who feel a little differently.

Jessica Williams Takes Jason Jones Behind the Scenes of Her "Black Friday Profiling" Segment

Veteran Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones is hosting a new web series "Behind the Spotlight" while the show's on break this week, and above is his interview with Jessica Williams, where they explore her role as the show's token tall correspondent and go over her very expensive segment "Black Friday Profiling," which took way more behind-the-scenes work than you'd think.

Jessica Williams Had Some Advice on Shopping While Black on Black Friday

After some recent allegations of racism at Barney's in New York, The Daily Show's Jessica Williams wanted to share some advice for black shoppers as the year's biggest shopping day approaches, so she developed a few clever plans to get around the problem.

Jessica Williams Investigates Love Across Political Party Lines

Jessica Williams filed a new Daily Show report last night about what she calls the "worst kind of mixed marriage," or when Americans cruelly betray their political party by marrying someone who does not share all of their political stances and beliefs. Thankfully most of the people Williams attempted to romantically match up weren't as open-minded as that old, happily married couple she interviews in the beginning who have been nothing but traitors to their parties for 34 years and counting.

Jessica Williams Gives Fox News Contributors the Jay-Z Treatment on 'Daily Show'

Correspondent Jessica Williams appeared on The Daily Show last night to set the record straight after Sean Hannity referred to Jay-Z as a "former crack dealer" on Fox News, prompting her to turn the tables on the "news" network that's constantly telling the black community to "stay out of trouble" and "pull up their pants" by labeling them the same way they label Jay-Z — through the worst thing they've ever done. Turns out crack dealing isn't so awful when compared with the rap sheets of some of Fox News' finest.

Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams Gave Some Solid Advice to College Partiers on Last Night's 'Daily Show'

On last night's Daily Show, Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams highlighted the differences in advice you give to partying college men and women in light of the recent spate of sexual assault cases on campuses all across the country. It's one of those Daily Show segments that manages to be both funny and deadly serious at the same time, which one imagines is tricky as hell to pull off.

Talking to 'Daily Show' Correspondent Jessica Williams

In only a couple of years, Jessica Williams has become a vital member of one the most influential comedy shows on television. She joined The Daily Show in 2012 at the age of 22, making her the show's youngest correspondent ever. Since then, she's become an integral part of the Daily Show team, often reporting as the show's "Senior Youth Correspondent." I got the chance to talk to her about leaving college to join the show and the scariest part of her job.

You were so young when you started at The Daily Show. Did you have any background in political comedy or satire?

I didn’t have a lot [...]

Jon Stewart and His News Team Catch Up on Recent Anthony Weiner Controversies

Here's recently returned Jon Stewart reuniting with his news team to cover a slew of recent Anthony Weiner racial controversies. Good thing Stewart has such a big staff to help keep track of this guy.

Watch Jessica Williams Interview a Fetus Lawyer from Alabama

Here's a fantastic segment from last night's Daily Show featuring correspondent Jessica Williams, who travels down to Alabama to investigate a new law that uses state money for public defenders to represent unborn children. Williams even interviews a real Alabama fetus lawyer to ask the hard hitting questions, like "How do you know if a fetus is innocent?" and "What about a fetus that eats its own twin in utero?"

Jessica Williams Investigates Detroit's Free Water Moochers on 'The Daily Show'

Jessica Williams returned to The Daily Show last night with a new investigative report on Detroit's water shutoff program, which targets the poorest residents of the near-bankrupt city while the government turns a blind eye to its many unpaid golf course sprinklers and professional sports team fields. Like Williams's segment on street harassment than last month, this report is way more rage-inducing than it is hilarious.

'The Daily Show's Jessica Williams Reacts to Petition Saying She Should Get Colbert's Slot

"There’s a change.org petition going around that is asking for Comedy Central to give me my own spot after The Daily Show! People keep bringing it up to me and it’s like, a strange thing to ignore (for the sole purpose of being politically correct). SO I want to like, take a moment and say thank you to those that created it and signed it … That being said, I’m sure Comedy Central already has something dope in the works to take that particular spot … I’m sure it will be great and funny and wonderful! I can’t wait to see what it is … Also know that right now I am [...]

Jessica Williams Comments on 'The Daily Show's Diversity

"As far as diversity's concerned, there's me, there's Al Madrigal, there's Aasif Mandvi. But I'm not walking around feeling black all the time. That would stress me out. It would make me crack. Some days I do feel that pressure of, 'What do I mean as a black woman? What am I representing?' It honestly just gives me anxiety. Ultimately, when I deliver something, a lot of times it will be from a black woman's perspective, but other times it will be just from a satirical, goofy perspective. I'm a young correspondent, so sometimes I'm just young. Sometimes I'm just straightforward. We have one of the most diverse casts out [...]