Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Evaluating Trevor Noah After His First 'Daily Show'

Low expectations may have helped Trevor Noah, who took over for the beloved Jon Stewart as the new host of The Daily Show. A relative unknown, Noah came across as charming, self-effacing and funny, while leaving the show's familiar format basically unchanged. He wasn't swinging for the fences -- he just wanted to get the ball in play. He succeeded handily, as I explain in my Rolling Stone recap.