By Lauren Grimaldi
Jon Stewart’s departure from late night left a gaping hole in the landscape of political satire. His absence cannot ever be filled, but Trevor Noah is off to a brilliant start in the new age of The Daily Show.
The South African born 31-year-old has already been faced with a number of stories that Stewart excelled at covering so greatly. Noah has covered the 2016 elections with a different perspective to that of Stewart, but with a phenomenal sense of humor nonetheless.
He interviewed his first political guest, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, within his first week of taking over the hosting duties and did a fairly nice job considering his knowledge of American politics is limited.
What the show displays so far is that Noah is learning about the American political process as he goes along, though that is not as problematic as it may sound due to the intelligent and sharp writing the show has always had. It is becoming evident that he has the ability to make the show into his own instead of just The Daily Show with a new host. Once he gets more comfortable with his new role as a late night host, the possibilities are endless.