Trevor Noah’s debut on The Daily Show found him keeping the jokes rolling and showing his appreciation for the show’s former host, Jon Stewart. Critics at his takeover were hesitant, ranging from luke warm to positive.
CNN: “Smooth start for Trevor Noah as he takes over “The Daily Show.”
Twitter.com: “Trevor Noah’s first Daily Show has no alarms and no surprises. Who is Trevor Noah? It may be weeks before we really find out.”
Deadline.com: “Earnest indeed might be the best descriptive for a first night that was mostly inoffensive but also mostly flat. That’s certainly to be expected. No amount of pre-debut prep could substitute for the real thing, and both the South Africa-born comedian and his audiences In-House and Out There deserve some time to get to know each other.”
Luke Russett: “12 minutes into his career, Trevor Noah will be overly & often insanely sliced & diced. That being said, solid double in his first at-bat.”
The last word, at least for this blog, should go to Trevor Noah: “I never dreamed that I would have an indoor toilet… and a job as host of The Daily Show… and now I have both… and I’m quite comfortable with one of them.”