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Subj: Re: Question on Trevor Noah - Daily Show
Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 at 02:14:12 am EDT (Viewed 255 times)
Reply Subj: Question on Trevor Noah - Daily Show
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Let me start by admitting yes I did like the old Daily Show with Stewart and watched it from time to time. I still laugh out loud at South park and so on...But am I just too old?...not a millennial? because I don't find this guy funny not even a little bit. Not one bit. I keep tuning for a few minutes and just don't even get the slightest chuckle from him. Soooo...

Am I too old?
Not far enough left? (a closet member of the neo-nazis in self-denial?)
Not far enough right? (some pinko limp-wristed socialist?)
Have no sense of humor?
Expect all Brits to seem like geniuses?
Tone deaf to his words?
Burned out with anything from the public media these days?

Why is this guy just NOT FUNNY to me. Can anyone point me to some links they think are funny? Or maybe I don't and just never will get it?

I don't find him that funny either. Occasionally I smirk with amusement, but I rarely outright laugh. I wouldn't say he's bad exactly, so much as he's a thoroughly bland, average talk-show-host type. He's the kind of guy the network brass loves because he's very safe.

Stewart was a passionate man with a real gift for blending genuine news with biting humor. He's incredibly difficult to replace, and I don't think the Network brass even wanted to. What they wanted was a generic talkshow host type who would be juuuust enough like Stewart to keep the show recognizable, while being much, much safer and easier to package for mass-consumption.

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