Trevor Noah is preparing to host his first ever "Daily Show" tonight and I readily admit that I'm both excited and a bit worried about the direction of the show. Every new host/show has its growing pains and I'm sure Noah will be no different, but I also have other concerns about the direction he has hinted he will be taking the show in. I grew up watching Jon Stewart lampoon the 24/7 "news" cycle and Noah has hinted both covertly and overtly that he will be spending his time focusing on other issues outside of that model.
I understand that a new host will want to find their own niche and claim their new territory as their own, but that doesn't mean it will be easy for me to readily accept a dramatically different format after becoming so accustomed to the old one. Look at me...I'm starting to sound like the people I used to make fun of for not being able to adapt to a changing world!
Either way--I'm looking forward to seeing how Trevor Noah does when he hosts his first show tonight.
I've been quite impressed with him so far. He's only two nights in, and while he seemed visibly (and understandably) nervous his first night, he seems to be settling in just fine.
I'm happy he's seeming to completely change the format of the show, but I can tell he's making his mark by having a comedian and an owner of a dating website as his first two guests. He explicitly said he was going to be focusing less on politics and his guests so far have shown that, but he still does spend a decent chunk of the show discussing the political landscape, which makes fans like me happy enough!
It will take him a month or two to really find his footing, but I think he's doing a great job after his first couple shows.
It's so hard to jump from someone like Stewart, to Noah. You can tell in his first episode that he was incredibly nervous. That is 100% understandable.
Trevor has a tough road ahead of him. I think he is doing ... okay in the first go of things. He hasn't lost me yet. I was lost on the Nightly Show after 2 episodes. I could tell I would not like the host or the format almost instantly. Trevor though I do like. I just wonder if he will actually be able to be successful and genuinely funny and original for a fraction of the time Stewart was. I hope so.
Heisenberg Wrote:Trevor has a tough road ahead of him. I think he is doing ... okay in the first go of things. He hasn't lost me yet. I was lost on the Nightly Show after 2 episodes. I could tell I would not like the host or the format almost instantly. Trevor though I do like. I just wonder if he will actually be able to be successful and genuinely funny and original for a fraction of the time Stewart was. I hope so.
I think he has the impossible task of taking over a wildly popular show from someone who chose to step down in his prime. No matter what he does won't be good enough for some people just because Jon Stewart is no longer sitting behind the desk, but I have been quite impressed with him so far.
He seemed a little nervous (and understandably so) the first few days, but his take down of Donald Trump at the end of last week was sheer genius.
The way I look at it is that he is already getting pretty comfortable in the first 2/3 of the show, but needs a little help when it comes to interviewing guests. That's something that will take some time to master though. It took years for Jon Stewart to become the interviewer he was and we shouldn't expect Noah to be great at it right off the bat.