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Monday, January 25, 2016

Best Thing I've Read Today

I'm not the only one who has lost interest in Trevor Noah as host of "The Daily Show." Willa Paskin has noticed his blandness, too:

Where [Jon] Stewart allowed himself to be a divining rod for the news, to feel it all and lose his cool accordingly, Noah is always smooth and telegenic, easy in his manner and on the eyes, never worked up, never letting things get too dark. The daft tweets that got Noah into so much trouble before he even took over The Daily Show seemed to presage a clumsy and unsubtle host, one who would say the wrong thing at the wrong time. But Tweetgate proved to be a red herring. Noah’s problem is not that he makes bad jokes but that he doesn’t take more chances to make great ones. All bloodless finesse, he never goes for the jugular.
Read Paskin's full piece here.