Jon Stewart

Where Is the Rage? Late Night’s New Outrage Deficit

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Election season relies on a news cycle that rises and falls in the course of a day or two. It’s now commonly believed to be 24-7, with reporting covering such crucial topics as “Who has made what gaffe?”, “Whose surrogate said what on CNN?”, “What does the latest round of polling suggest?”, and “What crazy occurrence went down at which Iowa rally?”
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Trevor Noah’s Confidence Smooths Out an Uneven ‘Daily Show’ Debut

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Reviewing the first episode of a late-night show’s new host can, admittedly, be a pointless exercise. It’s so hard to judge what will often amount to years and years of a program based on one 22- or 44-minute episode, especially when it’s clear the host is still feeling out their new home, playing around to see what works, and trying to hide those first-night jitters. Trevor Noah, however, was all confidence from the first moment.
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“I Don’t Have a Place Where I Belong, So I Belong Everywhere”: Trevor Noah on What to Expect From His ‘Daily Show’

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NEW YORK — At a press reception for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the new host and a group of Emmy Award-winning producers previewed the upcoming series, noting that it was simultaneously a new iteration of The Daily Show and also still very much The Daily Show that we’ve grown to love. Trevor Noah talked about how he would strike a balance between international and national coverage, the changes we should expect, and his “romance” with Rand Paul.
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