Last week, Bustle.com published an interview giving insight into the detached reality of two members of Comedy Central's The Daily Show. Desi Lydic is a field correspondent and Michele Wolf is a writer and on-screen contributor for the not so funny comedy show. Lydic lamented the horrible world of Trump.
Trevor Noah, host of late-night talk show The Daily Show, would like to inform his audience that he actually “exists beyond” Trump. If his statements of facts “happen to be a thorn in his side, then that’s a byproduct.”
Awww, that Daily Show reunion was going so well until breaking news had to intervene. More accurately, it wasn't the breaking news that President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey was so deliciously awkward -- it was the wildly enthusiastic reaction to that news from Late Show host Stephen Colbert's audience.
Just a few days after CBS’s Stephen Colbert unleashed a vulgar tirade against President Trump, a new study has documented just how unfriendly late night TV has been to the new Commander-in-Chief. The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University counted an incredible 1,060 jokes directed against Trump during the President’s first 100 days in office. That’s more than ten times as many barbs as aimed at all Democrats — combined — during the same period (95), and considerably more than both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton received during the entire first year of their presidencies (936 and 440 jokes, respectively).
The Daily Show started right off the bat Thursday blasting Obama’s “haters,” for criticizing the former president for taking a hefty paycheck from Wall Street for an upcoming speech. While all three networks last night ignored the hypocrisy of Obama cashing in a $400,000 dollar paycheck for speaking to the same group of investors that he had slammed as “fat cats” when he was president, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah still thought even the minimal backlash Obama received was just too much.
On Monday’s The Daily Show host Trevor Noah compared Fox News to North Korea’s state-controlled media. Noah began the segment playing a clip from FNC’s Justice With Judge Jeanine March 25 show, where host Jeanine Pirro is shown criticizing Paul Ryan for giving Trump a failed health care bill. Noah then mocks Pirro blaming Ryan for the healthcare bill not passing, instead of Trump for not being able to sell it. But he really goes over the top at one part, comparing Pirro’s fervent delivery to socialist propaganda:
Thursday on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, former DNC chair and ex-CNN analyst Donna Brazile appeared to talk about her time as chair and the scandal that ousted her from her 14-year-run at CNN. While host Trevor Noah asked her why she gave questions to the Clinton campaign before a town hall, he didn’t push back when Brazile defended her actions and downplayed the controversy as media spin.
During an interview with Matt Wilstein of The Daily Beast website, Trevor Noah -- host of The Daily Show -- declared that he doubts Donald Trump “has the balls to go on a show where people don't like him.” Wilstein noted that even after the Republican president became the occupant of the White House a month ago, the liberal comedian “is still here, still tearing into Trump four nights a week and delivering the program's highest monthly ratings since his debut in October of 2015, an average of 1.4 million viewers a night in January.”
Tuesday night on CBS’s The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert reunited with his former Comedy Central rival Jon Stewart. Stewart, who made a career of delivering news stories from an ultra liberal perspective, took the opportunity to blast President Trump as a propagandist.
During Monday night's edition of The Daily Show on the Comedy Central cable television channel, host Trevor Noah slammed Donald Trump for making “outlandish” comments on the Twitter website, but the comedian saved his harshest criticisms for the GOP president-elect's “enablers” who worry that Trump is being “too casual with the highest office in the land.”
“If you're one of those people who thought Trump would magically give up Twitter once he was elected, think again because this weekend he gave us a definitive answer, and this is real,” Noah said at the beginning of the segment.
Appearing as a guest on Thursday's The Daily Show on Comedy Central, liberal comedian Chelsea Handler slammed women who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton as she declared that "there's something wrong with you," and cracked that women need to "get rid of" their husbands because they are "listening to their husbands too much." She also complained that women should have supported Clinton "whether you f****** like her or not."