Because we live in a time where every cringeworthy moment of our lives will live on forever thanks to the internet (example: that SANS FARDS picture of Katy Perry, a video of myself deep-throating a Choco Taco that won’t disappear no matter how hard I pray), it was only a matter of time before someone found something dirty on the new host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah. The New York Times says that shortly after he was named Jon Stewart’s successor yesterday, people who had no idea who Trevor Noah was decided to get a better idea of the new Daily Show host by reading some of his stuff on Twitter. Unfortunately, some of his tweets were not met with LOLs, and now people are pissed.
Most of them are from when he first started tweeting back in 2009, so of course they’re as regrettable as you can expect from a not-yet-famous person would be:
South African comedian Trevor Noah, 31, has been named as John Stewart’s successor on The Daily Show. Noah first appeared as the show as the “senior international correspondent” back in December. Replacing John Stewart is going to be a big task, because people (well, liberals) LURVE them some John Stewart. He ran things over there for 16 years. John Stewart could dropkick kittens off a dock, and he would still receive love from the liberal-minded, fans of political humor, and those who get moistened over guys with graying hair.
In a statement, Hugh Grant detractor Stewart said that he was “thrilled for the show and for Trevor.” He also joked about rejoining the show as a correspondent just to work with him again.
Trevor will probably work out. He likes booze.
“You don’t believe it for the first few hours,” Mr. Noah said of learning about his new job. “You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a place where you can’t really get alcohol.”
The poor guy was in Dubai. That place sounds awful. Congrats, Trevor!
Meet Trevor Noah in the video below.