Silly me, I was assuming this Trevor Noah they said was going to replace Jon Stewart was one of the regulars on his show and I just happened not to have seen him. But no – apparently they just wrote a bunch of comedians’ names down on file cards and threw them all up in the air and then stabbed one with a spike and that was the new Jon Stewart. Because guess what, it turns out he’s
- an asshole
- not funny
Now if they had sat down and carefully thought about who would be good for the host of the Daily Show, they could have found someone who was neither an asshole nor unfunny. There are people like that. Instead they zeroed in on someone who is both. How inept of them.
Jessica Winter at Slate shares some of the ways he’s an unfunny asshole.
Then people—notably BuzzFeed’s Tom Gara—started combing Noah’s Twitter feed.
There were tweets that showcased Noah’s breezy anti-semitism.
Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man. #BeatsByDreidel
Messi gets the ball and the real players try foul him, but Messi doesn’t go down easy, just like jewish chicks. #ElClasico
There were tweets that put a spotlight on the polyglot Noah’s fluency in fat-chick jokes.
“Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I’m sexy!” – fat chicks everywhere.
So now that Adele is singing, does that mean it’s over?
And there’s lots more like that.
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