Trevor Noah’s First Day as “Daily Show” Host – How Did He Do?
Now that Trevor Noah has completed his first episode as host of “The Daily Show” and we’ve all had time to process, is it looking like the show will survive without Jon Stewart? (No pressure, dude!)
In his opening monologue, Noah acknowledged the weirdness of seeing a young man from South Africa sitting in the chair Jon Stewart held for so long.
“I can only assume this is as strange for you as it is for me. Jon Stewart was more than just a late night host. He was often our voice, our refuge, and in many ways our political dad. And it’s weird, because Dad has left. And now it feels like the family has a new stepdad. And he’s black. Which is not ideal.”
He also addressed the recent discussions about how overwhelmingly male late night TV is by explaining that The Daily Show approached a number of women for the job and they turned it down – as did all the potential American hosts, for that matter. “And so once more a job Americans rejected is now being done by an immigrant,” he said.
All the same, he promised to work hard to deserve the honor and continue “the War on Bullshit.”
So, how did his first performance measure up? The internet, as always, had some thoughts.