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Olivia Munn: I Didn't Book ‘Daily Show’ Because I'm A Woman

Olivia Munn: I Didn't Book ‘Daily Show’ Because I'm A Woman

Former videogame show host Olivia Munn is the newest regular correspondent on Jon Stewart‘s The Daily Show.

But did she score the gig because she’s a woman? (Jezebel claims The Daily Show has a “woman problem”.)

“When I go into this situation, I don’t think, ‘Oh, great. I’m a woman. This is awesome,’” Olivia told HollywoodLife. “I think, ‘F— yeah, I worked my a– off and somebody recognized it. This is great!’”

“We’re all human beings in this world,” she continued. “We’re all trying to make it from point A to point B, and just trying to f—ing make it. So I think it’s really a disservice to all women when there are women out there who try to compartmentalize us as human beings, saying ‘women’ and ‘men,’ because I’m just out there… I never tried to use anything besides my own sweat and blood and talent to get somewhere.”

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  • mememe

    talent, huh? Yeah……sure, sweetie

  • anne

    Who is she and why is this even news?

  • mailey

    it’s NOT news.

    but jared puts random soccer people on here, random ugly models, rachel bilson, and other nobodies…………

    jared is so nice, but just because their picture is taken, doesnt mean you need to post stuff about them, jared.


  • Val

    i am tired of this nobody popping up here everyday.

  • Butter_Fly

    That last sentence was funny.

  • Liv

    Sure you did honey…… On to the next one!

  • offtheproperty

    she always smiles and jared always posts.

  • Allie


  • rhymes

    Wow, she’s taking herself a little too seriously!

  • Zander

    “I never tried to use anything besides my own sweat and blood and talent to get somewhere – and Maxim spreads, and naked Peta ads, oh and that onetime I did Playboy – but that’s it.”

  • Cindy Lu

    the potty mouth represents her true intellect and class!

  • Liv

    @Cindy Lu:

    If you think that’s bad, you should go to and read the rest of it. It gets worse. She doesn’t help her cause at all.

  • Kevin

    “I never tried to use anything besides my own sweat and blood and talent to get somewhere.”

    Wait….what were all those photo shoots for then? Unless talent equals tits and ass to get more exposure. She’s playing the Hollywood game and she knows it. Not saying she isn’t talented….but she’s silly to think her being an attractive woman doesn’t play a part in any of her success.

  • lo

    So I guess her hosting gig at Attack of the Show is over then? I swear, I haven’t seen her hosting that show in like a month now. They really need to take her photos down from that show. I remember the last time I saw her on the show, she was doing a promo for Comic Con and I can’t tell you how sad and hopeless she looked doing it. I’m just waiting to see how long her show on NBC lasts when it starts in the fall.

  • daniel j plopp

    I’d love to stick it in her shit pit.

  • The Gouge

    Maybe if we all pretend she doesn’t exist she’ll just go away. It more or less worked on Heidi Montag…

  • Nique

    Trying too hard.

  • kali

    why is anything news? why are you reading it?

  • jen

    i agree with most of the ppl on this whole olivia munn woman thing…PLUS she’s not even 100% asian (so wtf with the senior asian correpondent thing?)…i know i would be a much better correspondent. watch my video and judge for yourself:

    p.s. i’m hotter in person ;)

  • Lohan

    She got it because of her cans

  • Valeria

    Hahaha, so what were all those Maxim and GQ spreads for then? She sure was using her talents then! God, really? She did get this job because she is a woman, because she is not funny. If she were a man, she would have not gotten as far as she has because she is simply not funny.

  • Bradley

    Man the daily show audience at this point doesn’t like her at all. But to be honest i wouldn’t really care what the feminist crowd things. Those types of people are just living in the past. Did Olivia Munn get the job because of her looks? Yep and if she were smart she would say so what if I did?

  • Y

    @Liv: holy shit i just listened to her interview and it’s so obvious and apparent she’s trying to sound smart but is talking in circles. It also sounds like she’s mad since she has a lot of haters, for a good reason. She’s not even that attractive so she can’t use that defense. She just slept with the right person (Chris Pine) at the right time. Feel bad for her.

  • Dharma

    So I guess an actress that does a n*de scene automatically doesn’t have any talent other than being hot? You’re all so full of shit. She’s definitely not standup comedian funny, but most tv actors aren’t.

    A funny script is only funny if the actor has the talent to pull it off, and Olivia has done a ton of funny skits if you check YouTube. The Daily Show has had a great track record with it’s correspondents, and maybe they know a little more about comedic talent than you jerkoffs!

  • Okay…Seriously?

    She is so full of it. You got the part because you are something to look at…you know…the same reason she got the G4 gig. It wasn’t cause of her techie “Knowledge” Be real chick, you are eye candy for these types of gigs…nothing more.

  • Playing the sexism card


    No, not having any talent is what makes her not have any talent. Her attention whoring and playing it up to the oglers is just icing on the cake.

    Her “skits” consisted of wearing anime and sci-fi constumes, stuffing phallic objects into her mouth, letting Kevin Pereira make suggestive comments about her, and generally whoring herself around like the piece of ass she is. She has never been funny, and everything she ever touched has been a colossal AIDS sandwich.

  • Y

    Just a patriarchal woman. And her name is Lisa. Boring like her. Poor Lisa

  • Y

    is she really going to be on the daily show from now on? that’s really sad :(

  • Y

    AND she’s 30 but still acting like a 19 year old :(

  • CLS


    Cans? what cans? her pictures in Maxim were just, …..nah..fuget about it..