Trevor Noah Says He’s Making Big Changes To The Daily Show — Especially Their Coverage Of Fox News!

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Trevor Noah has turned out to be quite a controversial replacement for Jon Stewart as the new host of The Daily Show… and he hasn’t even started yet!

Some fans of Comedy Central‘s fake news show were unhappy with the choice from the beginning, and now more may join them.

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During Wednesday’s Television Critics Association press tour, Noah was asked about how the show would change when he took over.

The South African comic was surprisingly candid about his plans, saying he was going to switch it up quite a bit.

And his first surprising mandate? Less coverage of Fox News! He explained:

The Daily Show was based on an emerging 24 hour news cycle, that’s everything it was. That’s what inspired The Daily Show. Now you look at news and it’s changed. It’s no longer predicated around 24 hour news. There are so many different choices. Half of it is online now. Now you’ve got the Gawkers, the BuzzFeeds. The way people are drawing their news is soundbites and headlines and click-bait links has changed everything. The biggest challenge is going to be an exciting one I’m sure is how are we going to bring all of that together looking at it from a bigger lens as opposed to just going after one source — which was historically Fox News.”

Really? The Daily Show only goes after Fox??

For a show with an openly progressive host, the satire has actually done a pretty good job keeping a level aim at anyone who said something inane — Democrats, Republicans, Fox, MSNBC.

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To say they’ve been going after one source just seems inaccurate to us, like the view of someone who doesn’t really watch the show. Frankly, it’s making us more uneasy than his Twitter account.

Speaking of that, the future host did respond to questions about those offending tweets, saying:

“I don’t strive to be offensive. But you can never control what people find is offensive or not. Any joke can be seen as offensive. When people get to know you, and when you know a person, you know the context of a joke. Luckily, Comedy Central hasn’t limited me to 140 characters on the show.”

The show has gone through changes before. Before Jon Stewart, Craig Kilborn‘s Daily Show was less a satire of news and more just a plain old late night show.

What will the show be like after Jon? And will anyone still watch??


[Image via Comedy Central.]

Jul 30, 2015 12:09pm PST

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