Trevor Noah roasts Brexit using multiple British accents

Trevor Noah roasts Brexit using multiple British accents

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Even attempting to understand the ongoing nightmare that is Brexit is nigh on impossible — but Trevor Noah has an analogy that might help.

In The Daily Show clip above, he likens Britain leaving the EU to “the world’s biggest escape the room”, before launching into a range of chaotic British accents to emphasise the confusion.

To be fair, you can’t fault his John Oliver impression. Read more…

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‘The Daily Show’ sends Bricky, its border wall mascot, to troll Trump fans in Texas

‘The Daily Show’ sends Bricky, its border wall mascot, to troll Trump fans in Texas

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Once again, The Daily Show has struck comedy gold. 

Meet Bricky, a border wall mascot that the show sent to El Paso to talk to fans of President Trump ahead of his Monday night rally in El Paso, Texas. (That’s the one where a Trump backer attacked a BBC cameraman.)

The Trump fans didn’t disappoint — exposing a lack of humanity and a deep ignorance while parroting Trump’s talking points. From pointing out the flaws in plans to make Mexico pay for the border wall to fear-mongering stories about ISIS fighters being part of the caravan, Bricky let the pro-wall folks do the hard work for him.  Read more…

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Liam Neeson finds an unlikely defender (sort of) in Trevor Noah

Liam Neeson finds an unlikely defender (sort of) in Trevor Noah

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In a week when Liam Neeson did himself no favors again and again, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah unexpectedly had his back — to a point.

Neeson came up during a “Between the Scenes” segment on The Daily Show, a time when Noah takes questions from the live studio audience while commercials run for TV viewers at home. These snippets often end up on YouTube, and this one — in which Noah addresses the question: “What do you think about Liam Neeson’s recent admission that he tried to kill a black person?”

In an almost four-minute response, Noah breaks down what happened with Neeson, both in the original interview and in the aftermath. It’s an insightful look at the situation, free of anger or judgment, that suggests Neeson’s face-value admission might have landed better in a different interview environment. Read more…

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‘The Daily Show’ nails what’s so absurd about Trump’s State of the Union comments

‘The Daily Show’ nails what’s so absurd about Trump’s State of the Union comments

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We’re mired in the longest federal government shutdown in history, and President Donald Trump is feuding with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi over the State of the Union Speech. 

Fortunately, Trevor Noah has that knack for laying out the absurd in a way that makes us laugh despite the urge to cry. In the above clip, Noah walks us through Wednesday’s drama between Pelosi and Trump. There’s a lot to laugh at — from the Game of Thrones reference to the idea that Pelosi is the only one able to instill fear in Trump — but the best part is Noah’s analysis of how Trump’s comments sound like he made them using his  phone’s predictive text. Read more…

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‘The Daily Show’ found an old Trump speech encouraging people to climb concrete walls

‘The Daily Show’ found an old Trump speech encouraging people to climb concrete walls

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President Donald Trump is a master at giving mixed signals.

As nearly everyone in America knows — because the government’s been shut down for 19 days now — Trump is dead set on building a wall across the souther border in hopes it will help keep undocumented immigrants from entering the country. But back in 2004, he was preaching a very different message.

In a video clip discovered by The Daily Show, Trump is seen encouraging soon-to-be graduates at Staten Island’s Wagner College to never let a concrete wall get in their way.

After addressing his stardom and “financial comeback,” Trump decided to share some advice with the students. He told them to be sure to do what they love in the future, and also, “never, ever give up.”  Read more…

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Hasan Minhaj might be the next great American storyteller

Hasan Minhaj might be the next great American storyteller

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I first saw Hasan Minhaj, creator of Netflix’s Patriot Act, in the fall of 2015. He was performing the early version of Homecoming King, which would become a groundbreaking Netflix special, at the 179-seat Cherry Lane Theater in the West Village. The audience was half-full, a respectable Thursday turnout, and a house manager came over to me and my friends and asked if we’d like to move up and sit in the front row. 

For the next hour-plus, Minhaj spoke directly to us, as he does to the camera in large swathes of the 2016 Netflix special. To call it standup is to gravely oversimplify; it’s a one-man show, a seamless blend of humor and heart, and an entity unto itself. Read more…

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Omarosa says she’s ‘not trolling’ with White House recordings

Omarosa says she’s ‘not trolling’ with White House recordings

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Omarosa Manigault-Newman said she’s “not trolling” the White House with her decision to release secretly taped conversations with Chief of Staff John Kelly and Trump.

The former Trump aide joined Trevor Noah on The Daily Show on Tuesday night to talk about her new tell-all book, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the White House, and why she made the recordings — including one which reportedly discusses the existence of an Apprentice outtake tape in which Trump allegedly uses a racial slur.

“I’m not trolling them. I just want them to know that everything that you see in Unhinged, that’s quoted, can be verified as documented and corroborated.” she said. Read more…

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Trump-Putin press conference gets a roasting from late show hosts

Trump-Putin press conference gets a roasting from late show hosts

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President Donald Trump’s rather disturbing joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was always going to be skewered by late-night hosts.

And they did not disappoint.

Following the presidents’ double address in Helsinki on Monday, The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah didn’t hold back. Before the show, the team pointed out what Russia and America both got out of the summit:

What Russia got:
– total capitulation from Trump
– exoneration for past meddling
– permission to meddle in future

What America got: pic.twitter.com/n4BTIvRzf0

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Trevor Noah rips the White House response to Dinnergate

Trevor Noah rips the White House response to Dinnergate

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As the internet exploded over the weekend, moving from children in cages to Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ inability to get a meal in Lexington, Virginia, you just knew that Trevor Noah and The Daily Show crew would have some fun with it. And they didn’t disappoint.

From the opening joke about Sanders’ tendency to blatantly lie to the press, to a crack about cheese boards — “cheese is not Republican or Democrat” — Noah is in top form.

There are also jokes about Trump’s bone spurs, administration staffers’ inability to get laid, and Stephen Miller reimagined as a Slytherin professor, proving that if you’re smart enough, there is a way to squeeze laughs out of this daily cycle through the many layers of Hell.   Read more…

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Melania Trump’s literally careless jacket gets roasted by late show hosts

Melania Trump’s literally careless jacket gets roasted by late show hosts

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Melania Trump’s decision to wear that jacket to visit shelters and facilities for immigrant children at the U.S. border was not lost on late show hosts.

In fact, the subject of the First Lady’s tone deaf fashion choice — a Zara jacket emblazoned with the words “I really don’t care, do u?” — on Thursday was almost too easy for them.

Trevor Noah, who’s had just about enough of this shit, cut straight to the chase.

“It looks like when Melania was in the hospital, she had her last fuck removed,” he said on The Daily Show Thursday night. Read more…

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Trevor Noah also slams Trump’s ‘solution’ to border crisis

Trevor Noah also slams Trump’s ‘solution’ to border crisis

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Stephen Colbert slammed it. Now it’s Trevor Noah’s turn.

Just days after The Daily Show skewered Donald Trump‘s child separation policy, on Wednesday night, Noah called BS on Trump’s new executive order to halt the separation of migrant families crossing the U.S. border.

The order, signed after immense pressure and public outrage, essentially changes, but doesn’t fix, the humanitarian crisis Trump’s own administration created. “Trump right now is if Superman threw a meteor at the Earth and then stopped it himself,” said Noah. “Everyone’d be like, ‘Thanks, I guess?'”

Remember, the order simply halts the separation of migrant families at the border — it details absolutely no plans to reunite more than 2,000 children with their parents. Plus, the order maintains that while families will no longer be separated, they could possibly be detained together indefinitely. Read more…

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