She’s a nerd, and she’s funny and she’s hot. That, in a nutshell, is 30-year-old Olivia Munn’s USP. And soon she’ll be able to add actual grown-up integrity to her quiver of skills as she joins Jon Stewart on The Daily Show as the humorous current affairs programmes new correspondent, to celebrate this she’s done a photoshoot with American GQ. So just how did a girl who’s known for dressing up in stupid outfits and jumping into paddling pools filled with puddings land a gig on America’s premier satirical news programme?
In short, with a holocaust gag. “When we met, Jon mentioned being Jewish, and I asked, 'The Holocaust—did it really happen?' " she recalls. "I mean, clearly it happened, but that's my sense of humor, and it showed I could joke in that Daily Show way." If that wasn’t enough, Munn will also be starring in the upcoming sitcom Perfect Couples, in which Munn will play, Leigh, who’s 50% of one couple in the show that, ‘revolves around three unique couples at various stages in their relationships, yet who face similar problems. Vance and Amy are a couple who fight a lot and have a very active sex life. Rex and Leigh view themselves as relationship experts and therefore a "perfect couple", while Dave and Julia are considered the normal pair that everyone can relate to.’
Doesn’t sound great, but Munn has impeccable comedy timing. But the one question we have to ask is now she’s all serious like, will she be messing around in cake any more? "If someone got all the chocolate pudding in L.A., I might still dip a toe in." Thank god for that. Here’s a gallery of her being daft for old times sake.