Trevor Noah’s First Weeks as Host of The Daily Show
Successful South African comedian, Trevor Noah has by now hosted over three weeks of The Daily Show in America. His topics have ranged from the American prison system, the politician Donald Trump and most recently, the brouhaha about the new Star Wars movie. With his critique of Donald Trump, he also managed to bring to light the hubris of African leaders like Mogabe and Zuma by pointing out the fallacy of proclaiming popularity based on fear. His many examples included African dictators like Idi Amin and Mogabe who repeatedly claimed that they are loved by their populace, despite the many atrocities committed by them. In fact, just like Trump has made it clear that he will not tolerate any public criticism, through strong arming his way over any opponent, so have these men of power in African politics misused their power.
What is the most lovely to see is how good of a job Noah does to bring to awareness his African connection. This Successful South African is single handedly educating the American public about issues and situations on the African continent so shocking that from a distance they seem laughable. When it comes to leadership and adjusting oneself to the sad state of affairs in that area, Noah has a light and humorous approach that makes you think. His intelligent irony makes it clear how in today’s world we don’t really question people’s statements that much, and how willing we are to go along with even the most blatant lies.
Everyone loves a successful South African, and Trevor Noah is only one of many. Our nation has some of the most talented and enthusiastic people on the planet. Noah’s example of what can be done, and how easy he makes it look is an inspiration to us all. Make sure to catch the latest episode of his The Daily Show here: http://www.cc.com/shows/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah I personally am looking forward to enjoying many more years of this type of incisive journalism that now comes in the form of light entertainment.