Hannibal Buress Tried Out For The Daily Show,’ His Audition Tape Shows How Spectacularly He Failed

Do you need to be up-to-speed on the news to host The Daily Show? Hannibal Buress didn’t think so, heading into his audition* pretty cold, confusing ISIS with edamame and the Middle East with the Midwest.

After watching this, sure, the bit couldn’t sustain itself for the course of a decade, but it would be fun to occasionally have a guest host for The Daily Show who is wonderfully uninformed.

I nominate Hannibal Buress.

*This is not a real audition but an ad for his new show Why? With Hannibal Buress, which debuts tomorrow.