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The Daily Show's new host

  1. Mar 30, 2015 #1

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    Phil Plait just tweeted a reference to the following:

    Meet the New Host of the Daily Show

    Trevor Noah.
    South African comedian.
    31 years old. (A millennial...... ?:) :wink: I never said I didn't like them.)


    Never heard of him before.
    I approve.



     
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  3. Mar 30, 2015 #2
    From what I've seen it might be a good match, but what made Jon Stewart so amazing was his versatility and perfect feel for when to be funny and when to be serious.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2015 #3
    Personally, I was really hoping it would be Tina Fey, but I knew that would be a stretch. But he's pretty good too.
     
  5. Mar 30, 2015 #4

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    I've watched a total of two videos of this Noah guy.


    I have a feeling, that he's perfect for the job.
     
  6. Mar 30, 2015 #5

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    Big shoes to fill, I hope he is good.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2015 #6

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    I haven't watch TV in about 6 years, so I'm not sure what Tina Fey is up to these days.
    But 6 years ago, I'd have agreed with you, 100%.
    She was killing me.

    I was though, able to watch "30 Rock" online, until its demise. (grrrrrrr.......)

    In hindsight, her costars didn't drag the show down, too much. :oldwink:
     
  8. Mar 30, 2015 #7

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    I always though Norm McDonald was way underrated. He could have made a pretty good replacement. But he seems to be somewhere far out of the mainstream these days.
     
  9. Mar 31, 2015 #8

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    I don't like it. I have seen him a few times on the daily show and I haven't exactly liked his pieces.

    Of course I haven't seen the guy in action yet as a main host, so I'll have to do that first. But I expect that I'll just stop watching the show. Good thing that there's always "Last week tonight" by John Oliver.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2015 #9
    I preferred if the British guy was hosting it, but this guy seems funny too, gonna wait and watch. I didn't find Jon Stewart to be a very good comedian anyway, sure he was on the Daily Show for many years and he has his reputation, but I found his comedy to be very basic.
     
  11. Sep 29, 2015 #10

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    I only give him 9.8 out of 10, as I have no idea who Michael Shrayhan, nor Killa Ripple are.

    several googles later:
    Ok. What was apparently said; "Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa".
    I still don't know who they are.

    All in all though, my kind of comedy.

    ps. For those of you, like me, who refuse to get a cable subscription until we can get one without supporting Fox News: Full Episode
     
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