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Posted Saturday 10/13/18 at 3:11AM EDT
Late-night hosts need to stop mocking Kanye West's mental health
Source: The Daily Beast
Jimmy Kimmel called West "an irrational madman" on Thursday night, while Trevor Noah described him as "a ranting lunatic." "West’s political about-face is confusing and frustrating for many—myself included—and in the age of Trump, it’s tough to know how far you can go," says Marlow Stern. "But no matter what you think of his politics, shaming West over his mental illness or bringing his late mother (or young children) into the equation is crossing the line. Y’all can—and should—do better."
Posted Friday 10/12/18 at 1:39PM EDT
Comedian Jaboukie Young-White makes his Daily Show debut as "Senior Youth Correspondent"
Source: The A.V. Club
At 24, the former American Vandal writer is a full decade younger than Trevor Noah. Young-White referred to Noah, born in 1984, as a "vintage millennial," while he, born in 1994, is "young-young." Young-White then explained why young people tend not to vote.
Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 7:53PM EDT
The Daily Show adds comedian Jaboukie Young-White as a correspondent
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Young-White, who has performed on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show twice, including last week, recently worked as a staff writer on American Vandal and a story editor on Big Mouth. He'll make his Daily Show debut tonight.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 3:56AM EDT
In an emotional monologue, Trevor Noah denounces male victimhood in the #MeToo era
Source: The Daily Beast
In an online-only “Between the Scenes" segment, The Daily Show host denounced President Trump and other men who've made males out to be the victims of the #MeToo movement. He compared it to the fall of Apartheid in his native South Africa. "The country was changing and you had tons of white people who were like, ‘I’m afraid now, what’s going to happen to me? The black people are going to eat us!’” He asked, “How did you go from being the person in power to being the victim overnight?”
Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 6:27AM EDT
Don't call the Brett Kavanaugh hearings political theater
Source: The New York Times
Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford's testimonies before a U.S. Senate subcommittee culminated "in a raw, draining day, even by the standards of a raw, draining era," says James Poniewozik of TV's all-day coverage. "There is a tendency, not just among TV critics, to describe live events like this as 'political theater,'" he adds. "On NBC, Megyn Kelly, a former lawyer, said the morning’s testimony had produced 'No Perry Mason moment.' It’s understandable. TV has become our model for telling legal stories and for politicians to structure narratives. But this isn’t Law & Order; this isn’t theater. It’s a real thing happening to real people, dredging up real trauma for a host of survivors. The day’s coverage was filled with reminders of this, too."
- TV coverage offered riveting drama to a captive nation -- as if it were a bingeable prestige miniseries
- TV viewers watched eight hours of fighting, and everybody lost
- Cable news likes heat and combat, but this was way over the top for someone who wants to be a Supreme Court justice
- Kavanaugh probably benefited politically in a cable news era that emphasizes whoever delivered the last big TV "moment"
- Fox News fires contributor Kevin Jackson after he called Kavanaugh's accusers "lying skanks"
- How CNN, Fox News and MSNBC covered the Kavanaugh and Ford testimonies using chyrons
- Stephen Colbert calls hearings “one of the longest days I can remember…and I’ve been to a Renaissance Fair"
- Trevor Noah: “Emotionally, it was taxing. If anything, it was like a sad Super Bowl"
- Jimmy Kimmel on Ford's testimony: “People were crying in front of their televisions so hard you’d have thought Milo Ventimiglia got killed by a Crock-Pot"
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Posted Tuesday 9/25/18 at 1:05PM EDT
The Daily Show will cover the midterms live with "Democalypse 2018: Let’s Try This Again, America"
Trevor Noah will helm live coverage of the midterms from on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 11 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 10:40PM EDT
The Daily Show says goodbye to Hasan Minhaj
Minhaj and Trevor Noah were announced as Daily Show hires on the same day in 2014. They turned out to be the last hires of the Jon Stewart era. Minhaj, who is leaving for his new Netflix show, Patriot Act, proposed a combined Obamacare and MoviePass as a single super supscription for his final report.
Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel recalls the time Omarosa stormed off his show in 2004
Source: The Daily Beast
In April 2004, Omarosa was at the height of her Apprentice fame when she was set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! But when she saw a lie detector test being set up -- for a comedy bit unrelated to her -- she fled the building and Kimmel was left without a guest that night. “She stormed out of there and the show was live, so we had no guest,” Kimmel recounted on Tuesday. “She was very angry.”
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Trevor Noah doesn't have a desk in his Daily Show office
“A desk feels like a waste of space when the thing you’re using to conduct all your business is in the palm of your hand,” says Noah, whose office features a candid photo of him, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert laughing, as well as a bottle of champagne sent from Oprah Winfrey accompanied by a handwritten note.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 9:49AM EDT
Trevor Noah's Daily Show is headed to Florida to cover the midterm elections
Source: Comedy Central
Noah will do a week of shows "undesked" from Miami during the week of Oct. 29.
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 12:04AM EDT
The Daily Show releases a book on President Trump's most memorable tweets
The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, which is out Tuesday, serves as a companion to the Comedy Central show's pop-up exhibition.
Posted Friday 7/27/18 at 6:05PM EDT
Trevor Noah: I'm not apologizing for my 2013 joke on Aboriginal women
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"We live in a world where people want to unearth things that have already been unearthed," The Daily Show host said in an Australian radio interview Thursday, four days after he responded to the resurfaced video of him mocking Aboriginal women by saying "I vowed never to make a joke like that again." But Noah is not apologizing. Noah added: "What I understand about outrage, though, what I mean is that people don't generally want to listen or understand from their side. They go, 'No, we're angry. And regardless how many times you speak about the thing, they still want to be angry and so all you can do is fall back and say, 'I've addressed this.'"
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 4:11PM EDT
Trevor Noah responds to backlash over his sexist jokes about Aboriginal women from 2013
Source: The Daily Dot
When Noah was first hired to host The Daily Show in 2015, old tweets of him making misogynistic and anti-Semitic jokes resurfaced. Over the weekend, Noah responded to a growing backlash over recently resurfaced footage of him mocking Aboriginal women as unattractive. Noah responded to the backlash Sunday, tweeting: "After visiting Australia's Bunjilaka museum and learning about aboriginal history first hand I vowed never to make a joke like that again. And I haven't. I'll make sure the clip from 2013 is not promoted in any way."
Posted Saturday 7/21/18 at 1:37AM EDT
Trevor Noah's spat with the French ambassador showed how Americans and the French see identity differently
Source: The Atlantic
The Daily Show host was accused of siding with racist ideologies in France with his joke about Africa winning the World Cup. But the joke was also deemed offensive to France's ambassador because the French don't see themselves the way Americans do when it comes to identity. "In the United States, just about everyone’s hyphenated," explains Paris-based correspondent Rachel Donadio. "In France, or among parts of the French establishment, the notion of communautarisme, American-style identity politics in which groups derive identity and clout from their backgrounds, is seen as anathema, an affront to the French ideal that all citizens are equal in the eyes of the state, as I’ve written about here. It’s a hard-won notion of citizenship that comes from a history in which the ancien régime was overthrown to create a modern French state. It’s also an ideal—filled with ironies and inconsistencies that Noah could skewer in a way only an outsider to France could do."
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 11:21PM EDT
Trevor Noah responds after French ambassador to U.S. criticized his congratulations to Africa for France's World Cup victory
In a video posted to Twitter, The Daily Show host brought up a letter by France's ambassador complaining about his congratulatory statement on Monday's show. Referring to the players of predominant African origin, Noah responded, "why can't they be both" African and French? He added: "Why is that duality only afforded to a select group of people?" Noah pointed out that when players of African origin win the World Cup, the French want to consider them only as being French. But other African immigrants in France are frequently referred to by their African ancestry.