My wife and I have been worrying about Jon Stewart's departure from The Daily Show, which comes on the heels of Steven Colbert's ending of The Colbert Report -- two stressful events for us.
So when I saw today that Trevor Noah has been named as Stewart's replacement, I wasn't sure whether this was good or bad news.
We're not wild about The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, which is a big step down from The Colbert Report. Wilmore and company are OK, but not nearly as watchable as Colbert. Usually we skip it and just watch The Daily Show.
After watching several clips of Trevor Noah, it looks like The Daily Show will be in good hands.
I actually find his style and sense of humor more enjoyable than Jon Stewart's -- who often is annoyingly over-the-top with all of his laughing at his own jokes. We also don't like his sophomoric on-set pieces with Daily Show "correspondents."
Vox has a good selection of short Noah videos in "How Trevor Noah will transform the Daily Show, explained in 7 of his funniest clips."
The one below is, as the article says, the best way to get a feel for Noah. It's laugh out loud funny, along with some biting social commentary.
I also enjoyed another clip, which wonderfully encapsulates my own take on traffic lights from a pedestrian's perspective.
Yeah, they're suggestions, not commandments. If no cars are coming, I cross the street, even if a "Don't Walk" message is beaming at me. Laurel, my wife, is much more British in this regard.