April 24th, 2015

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Friday offtopic. Major shifts in Comedy Central

For those among the public who have been following Jon Stewart's stellar career at the Daily Show, his sudden decision to walk away must have come like a cold shower, especially after Stephen Colbert had already announced his departure as well. The new guy at the Daily Show is a little-known South African comedian named Trevor Noah who has raised a lot of eyebrows lately, his type of humour clearly not resonating too well with what has become the traditional Daily Show audience. Here is a piece on the matter that I found interesting, which tries to examine the reasons why - and also offers some parallels between Noah and Stewart. Including this video of the early Stewart, which the modern-time Stewart might cringe watching.



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