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Subj: my take on him
Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 at 04:01:49 pm EDT (Viewed 321 times)
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        He's not a Brit, he's South African.



        Ahhhh...ok thanks that makes it all clear now...silly South Africans \:\)


    Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.


      Thanks for correction though we can cross that one off my reasons list.

...that was indeed funny. \:\)


I think he was better at stand up than on the daily show. He was able to do topics like Zambia and South Africa, which are rarely topics of comedy and make fun of them but not in a way that would get him in trouble (kinda the same sphere that Russell Peters can walk in. He can make fun of different nationalities because A: He's a minority. and B: He actually has knowledge of the topics. He's making fun from knowledge rather than ignorance.)

That said I don't think he's a great fit for a show about American politics. John Stewart was funny but also clever and passionate. You got the feeling that he was doing the show not as a job but because he believed in what he said.

With Trevor Noah, it just feels like more of a job to him. While I think its quite admirable that he's taking on the topic of US politics as US politics are truly world politics these days, he doesn't feel as invested as Stewart.

He has a very tricky slope to walk. While Americans are very happy to bash their own country they often take exception when a foreigner does it. As Jim Jeffries says, Americans don't like being criticized in a foreign accent. Trust me, I've learnt through experience. I've had a few topics I've changed my mind about posting here just because it might be seen as condescending to lecture you on your own country.

So I do cut Noah some slack but I did prefer Stewart.

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