The Daily Show‘s host Trevor Noah is quitting after just seven short years after a humiliating failure. He lost 75 percent of his audience, with an average viewership of just 363,000 last week. Noah was former host Jon Stewart’s hand-selected replacement after Stewart jumped ship from the show.
John Nolte of Breitbart writes:
Trevor Noah’s problem was that he has almost no charisma, he isn’t very funny, and his left-wing humor — which is really propaganda with a laugh track — is predictable and therefore dull. Humor emanates from a grain of truth mixed with surprise. Noah surprised no one. At least Jon Stewart had energy and could mug and make faces that emitted funny voices. Noah always looked like he was ready for bed.
“I’ve loved hosting the show. It’s been one of my greatest challenges,” Noah announced into the void that is his audience Thursday. “It’s been one of my greatest joys. I’ve loved trying to make people laugh, even when the stories are particularly [expletive] on the worst days. We’ve laughed together. We’ve cried together. But, after seven years, I feel like it’s time.”
And the world turned to one another and asked, “Who is this?”
Noah blew a magnificent opportunity. Imagine his career trajectory had he shown the moral courage to go after Joe Biden with the same zeal he used against Donald Trump. Not only would he have stood out from the dozen other left-wing late-night losers, but he would have also gained an entirely new audience.