This Week on TV: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

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I’ve been a little out of tune with my TV Shows since they came back in September. Actually, I’m just up to date with a couple of shows =/ . But one show that I’ve been keeping track is The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

I’m a huge fan of Jon Stewart, so I was super sad to see him go. But I like Trevor Noah, so I was happy that he got the gig. So, how’s he doing since taking up the chair on September 28?

I think he’s doing quite well actually… It took him a couple of weeks to find his voice, but each week that goes by he’s doing better. I like his segments and his jokes – and his laugh is super funny. One thing I think he’s doing great are his interviews, a favorite of mine was his interview with Bree Larson – I laughed so much!

I like the new correspondents, but if I could change anything from the show right now, it would be the amount of time the correspondents are having. With Jon Stewart, those segments were sporadic – which made them funnier, but now the correspondents are in every single episode, sometimes more than one segment per episode, and I don’t really like it, it feels like he’s relying too much on them, and I want more focus on Trevor Noah.

Tell me, have you been following The Daily Show? What do you think of Trevor Noah?

The Daily Show has found Jon Stewart’s replacement

Hurray!!! The Daily Show correspondent Trevor Noah has been named the new host of the show, after the departure of Jon Stewart.

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I have to admit that I’m ecstatic about this piece of news. No one can ever replace Jon Stewart, but within the pool of Daily Show correspondents I could only image 3 of them stepping into Jon’s shoes: Jessica Jones, Trevor Noah and Hasan Minhaj, and between the 3, Noah is perhaps the one with the most range… so, yuuupppiiiii!!!

Jon Stewart will leave The Daily Show

Yesterday I woke to wonderful news about Spider-Man, while today the first piece of news I read is not that great…. Jon Stewart announced last night that he’ll be leaving The Daily Show sometime this year, which was then confirmed by Comedy Central.

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Doug Herzog and Michele Ganeless gave me an incredible opportunity 17 years ago to pilot this wonderful franchise and 17 years is the longest I have ever in my life held a job by 16 years and five months. Thank you. The upshot there being, I am a terrible employee. In my heart I know, it is time for someone else to have that opportunity … Not right away, we’re still working out details, I’m up in September, might be December or July, I don’t have a lot of specific plans, I’ve got a lot of ideas, a lot of things in my head. I’m going to have dinner on a school night with my family, who I have heard from multiple sources are lovely people. I’m not going to be here and try to sum up what this place has meant to be over the years, I couldn’t do that, we’ve got plenty of time and I’ve got myriad of people to thank… but this show doesn’t deserve an even slightly restless host and neither do you. I don’t think I’m going to miss being on TV every day, I’m going to miss coming here every day. I love the people here, they’re the best, they’re collaborative and they’re kind… I love them and respect them so much.

It’s been an absolute privilege. The honor of my professional life. I thank you for watching it, for hate watching it whatever reason you’re turning in for. You get in this business with the idea that maybe you have a point of view and something to express. And to receive feedback from that is the greatest feeling I can ask for and I thank you.

  

Jon Stewart has helmed The Daily Show since 1999, making it an outstanding and reference program, which produced several great comedic figures we see nowadays, such as Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell or John Oliver. I’ve been watching the show sporadically for years, but began following daily since last year and I can honestly say that it’s a huge lost, in my opinion.

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Comedy Central also announced that The Daily Show will still exist, with someone else on that chair. I say it’s going to be tough to find someone who can fill the shoes that have been there for 17 years, though I’m certain that they can find someone amazing, specially if they look within the great team that the show already had.