‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ Predicts the Next Host of ‘The Daily Show’ in New Clip
Either Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is awfully prescient, or the new time-traveling comedy sequel totally lucked out. Following Jon Stewart’s announcement earlier this week that he’ll be exiting The Daily Show sometime this year comes a new clip from Hot Tub Time Machine 2 which provides a rather convenient joke featuring Jessica Williams as the future host of Comedy Central’s satirical nightly news program.
The clip first premiered over at Uproxx, and features the Hot Tub Time Machine 2 cast of Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and Clark Duke, who find themselves transported 10 years in the future. Needless to say, things are very different, but there are some hilarious advances: New York is now known as NewYork.com, Neil Patrick Harris is our president and Jennifer Lawrence is now recognized as a Dame and is starring in a Meryl Streep biopic. (At least one of those things seems plausible.)
But the most well-timed joke of all is the new host of The Daily Show. It seems that 10 years from now, Jon Stewart will have retired and been replaced by correspondent Jessica Williams, which is a pretty great choice, especially considering that fans of the show have been voicing their opinions for possible Stewart replacements over the last week — and Williams is definitely someone that many fans would love to see in the anchor chair.
We still won’t know who might replace our beloved Jon Stewart for some time, but it seems like the guys behind Hot Tub Time Machine 2 already have it figured out.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 hits theaters on February 20.