Trevor Noah got a lot of laughs on The Daily Show Thursday evening by making fun of Jeb Bush. Rolling Stone has the news.
“Trevor Noah and The Daily Show were offered potent comedic ammo this week when GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush offered a creepy answer to a question about his favorite superhero.”
“I saw that Supergirl is on TV. She looked pretty hot. I don’t know what channel it’s on, but I’m looking forward to that,” Bush said.
Noah ripped on Bush not only for his creepy “old-man” crush, but for lacking imagination. However, perhaps it’s a case of pot meets kettle as Trevor Noah has been criticized before for misogynistic tweets he made. Fox News reported on this in March earlier this year.
“Less than a day after Trevor Noah was named as the successor to Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show,’ some voices in the Twitterverse are calling for the network to oust him after several of his past tweets have resurfaced, in which he makes quips about Jews, Israel and women.”
“Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I’m sexy!” – fat chicks everywhere,” tweeted Mr. Noah in October of 2011.
“Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included. To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair. Trevor is a talented comedian with a bright future at Comedy Central.”
Trevor himself offered his own view of the backlash.
“To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian,” he tweeted.
Trevor Noah has received mixed reviews since his debut in late September. Entertainment Weekly gave him a mixed review.
“There was a lot of housekeeping and get-to-know-me, which was to be expected, and a lot of self-awareness and meta-management, which was inevitable. I expect this to continue for the rest of the week. Let’s assess after a week or two. You have our attention, Trevor Noah. Let’s see if you can keep it,” wrote reviewer Jeff Jensen.
Variety thought Trevor made a smooth transition. Columnist Brian Lowry thought that Noah looked more at ease as the host of The Daily Show than he did as a correspondent. He believed that Trevor Noah will definitely be able to fit the big shoes Jon Stewart left. There are a lot of people on Twitter who like Noah.
The ratings for The Daily Show haven’t been too kind for Trevor Noah, but they haven’t been in a freefall either. Trevor Noah still has a lot to prove, but he appears up for the challenge.
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