Trevor Noah is upping his comedic routines after, late last year, ratings for The Daily Show crashed. According to Raw Story, Mr. Noah and guest Seth Meyers have hilariously imagined how Ben Carson‘s campaign will end.
“Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah predicted a sad and anti-climactic end to Ben Carson’s faltering presidential campaign…Meyers said the retired neurosurgeon’s demeanor was so somnolent that he might forget to announce that he’s dropped out of the race — while Noah suggested that Carson would not actually drop out but everyone would forget he was running.”
Meyers then suggested that the inauguration will be awkward since we’ll be seeing somebody in the background try to explain to Ben Carson that it’s over, because the voters decided to go “in a different way.”
While some in the comments section after the article thought the segment was funny, others criticized Trevor Noah.
“When it comes to character, accomplishments and contributions to society Dr.Carson is about a billion light years ahead of an idiot like Trevor Noah,” said commenter JusJim.
“Trevor Noah hosting the Daily Show is like someone telling you: ‘Oh, I hear you’re really into Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn. You know who you should check out? John Mayer and Joe Bonamassa!’ claimed johanneslabusch.
Mr. Noah had another segment on last night that has a lot of people talking, even though it’s not as controversial as the previous one mentioned. This time, he takes on the media’s obsession with the Powerball lottery sensation. Mediaite describes the segment.
“Joking that he might not be hosting the show anymore after tonight’s drawing, Noah showed off his tickets and made it clear he was in it to win it.”
Mediaite adds that Noah remarked that this is the kind of money that can “crash your brain.” Noah then tuned in to various shows and news programs that have tried to convey just how much cash $1.3 billion can physically amount to. Noah has received mostly positive comments from social media over this segment.
However, Noah has been pretty desperate to salvage his ratings on The Daily Show. In fact, several fake Twitter accounts have been created just to praise Mr. Noah. One of those accounts is created by someone named Terrance Low, who has just three tweets or replies.
— Terrance Low (@TerranceLow13) December 31, 2015
Terrance also replied to another tweet by a Twitter user named “Gillian,” who appears to have set up a whole account (without any profile picture or any followers) to say this:
— Gillian (@gillianlemy1) January 8, 2016
But that’s not the only suspicious Twitter activity surrounding Trevor Noah. “Sherry Brown” wears a Ronald McDonald costume. And she isn’t following anybody and doesn’t have any followers.
— Sherry Brown (@sherryisbrown1) December 31, 2015
Many of these tweets or accounts were set up in late December. There are plenty of others, but it would take too much time to list all of them. This could very well be some fans and not Trevor Noah or someone who works directly with him. Still, with Trevor Noah’s very low ratings, The Daily Show host needs all the help he can get right now.
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