The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (possible spoilers)

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  1. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    Oliver's in depth features are what set him apart. Samantha Bee does the same type of thing but I think Oliver's are more impactful.
     
  2. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the deep dives are nice and very different from what TDS does.

    But humor-wise, I find both shows about the same.
     
  3. mrizzo80

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    I like Michelle Wolf, but I totally get why she is polarizing (except for maybe cheeseteak). Evidently she's only 32 years old... I would've guessed older.

    I agree that Noah has gotten better over the last several months. His Trump voice needs work.
     
  4. Dan203

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    Noah is ok, but he's still terrible at the interview portion of the show. JS always had good banter with the guests, Noah just feels stiff and like he's reading from cue cards the whole time.
     
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    He still fawns over the guests he's really into, and a lot of his guests lately seem to be hip-hop artists, so, since I'm not a fan, I skip them. I used to get the feeling that JS at least skimmed part of the books his guests were plugging (although I'm sure he was given talking points by staffers), where I get the feeling Noah, hasn't read any of them and just sticks to the talking points, which leads to lack of banter or counterpoints. He also has VERY few guests who he disagrees with. JS's best guests were those from the opposition that he would have great discussions with. His interviews with O'Reilly were classic.
     
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  6. logic88

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    I think Jon Stewart suffered from the same problem with guests that he liked. Lots of fluff and softball questions with no pushback.
     
  7. b_scott

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    True, but JS had like 20 years experience in entertainment before he got TDS
     
  8. teknikel

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    That's the difference between a daily show and a weekly show, no? CBS Evening News vs. 60 Minutes. But you also have to be funny. Tough stuff.
     
  9. Dan203

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    Noah is pretty funny when doing standup, but he just doesn't seem to have the same wit and banter that made JS so great. It still feels like a lot of his jokes are written by someone else and he doesn't always get the punchline himself.
     
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  10. Steveknj

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    Exactly the point I've been trying to make. I think it's most of the same writers that JS had actually.
     
  11. sharkster

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    Episode OAD 10/17/2017 -

    They are in Chicago this week. Watching last night's ep and the Ronnie Chang segment about the Chicago pizza that ended up in a Shawshank Redemption bit with Morgan Freeman's voice was pretty funny.
     
  12. cheesesteak

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    I might be a little p.o.'d if I were from Chicago. The two shows so far have centered on Chicago's murder rate and hate for deep dish pizza.
     
  13. sharkster

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    Yeah, that thought occurred to me But the peeps there seem to be taking it in stride for the comedy that they are probably used to. If it were me, I know I would.

    Heck, I live where there are legal brothels not far away and have been told all kinds of stuff about what lowlifes we must be. So what. ;) But then, unless somebody is actually setting out to hurt me I don't take offense. Words of hatred and/or bigotry - that's a whole other deal. :) Then it's ON like Donkey Kong. :D
     
  14. Steveknj

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    You have to be able to laugh at yourself sometime. There's far too little of that these days.
     
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    I'm not from either of thee places, but I've seen that this is a pizza thing between NY and Chicago for a while. It always seems to be all in good fun. I think for a guy who lives in NY coming to Chicago to do a show it's kind of expected that they do the pizza thing. No harm, no foul. :)
     
  16. nickels

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    Jon Stewart on Trump eating pizza (with a fork) is one of the funniest segments in the show's history.
     
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    OMG, I had forgotten about that bit. That was hilarious. :D
     
  18. logic88

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    So far I'm liking the Chicago episodes.

    It's too bad that they don't air the extended versions though as those are more interesting. Especially the segment with Arne Duncan. That one got chopped up pretty bad.
     
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    Hasan Minhaj on last night's episode! I'm just obsessed with him. I enjoyed his segment and Ronny Chieng's (sorry I spelled his name wrong the other day) segments the best for the week.
     
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    It seems you missed the point of those pieces.
     
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