Different is Good!

The Daily Show is an American late-night talk program on Comedy Central. It has been around since 1998 having been hosted for three years by Craig Kilborn and then for almost fifteen by Jon Stewart. Currently the show seems in good hands with Trevor Noah at the wheel.

This show continues to be wildly popular among the young and “with it” crowd, but it has also suffered some serious problems. The first host, Craig Kilborn, found himself in hot water for making demeaning remarks about women and a sexual joke about his female head writer in an Esquire magazine interview. For this he was suspended for a week without pay and made to apologize. In time this host left the show and stated in an Los Angeles Times interview that “he didn’t leave for any particular reason except that he wanted to. He felt that he’d done what he’d come to do and at that point in his career nothing had seemed to be especially interesting.”

And the second host was also well-received by the late night audience, but he was criticized for not conducting hard hitting interviews with the very guests that he had lampooned in previous episodes. To this charge his only reply was that the Daily Show was entertainment. This host also realized a bit too late that he had allowed the cast of the show to remain too male and too white for too long. And, of course, he apologized. “People would call me out on various shit about it, and I would get defensive until I had to stop and think about it,” After a while he too decided to leave saying  “It’s not like I thought the show wasn’t working any more, or that I didn’t know how to do it. It was more, ‘Yup, it’s working. But I’m not getting the same satisfaction.”

The current host, Trevor Noah, appears to be getting it right. The difference is in his personal temperament. He is not only entertaining, but he seems to be enjoying himself. If he makes a mistake, he apologizes on the spot. His cast represents a good sampling of social interests and he shows them all respect. Best of all, he is genuinely concerned regarding those to which he applies his humor, purposely chiding those who transgress common decency. Even so Trevor has been criticized about his comedic style for which he was defended by Comedy Central, “Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included… To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair. ”

Craig Kilborn

Jon Stewart

Craig Kilborn was born on a Friday in the zodiac sign of Virgo. This means that Venus rules his INNER Self and Mercury governs his OUTER Self. The #66 FRI VIR Signature is discerning but can come across as a bit harsh. These males often have problems with females and their issues.

Jon Steward was born on a Wednesday in the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. This means that Mercury rules his INNER Self and Jupiter governs his OUTER Self. #45 WED SAG Signature individuals tend to be philosophical and optimistic, but often just “big talkers.”

The Dayology signatures of both these comedians have a strong Mercury component. Mercury rules both Wednesday and Virgo giving a sharp mentality to their natures. It was easy for these two males to observe the behaviors of others and hold people accountable. It was more difficult for them to view their own behaviors, but they weren’t exempt from problems or correction.

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah was born on a Monday in the zodiac sign of Pisces. This means that the Moon rules his INNER Self and his OUTER SELF is governed by Jupiter and Neptune. The #24 MON PIS Dayology signature creates individuals who are emotionally sensitive and inclined to see the world from their own personal perspective. They have the potential to be nurturing and broad-minded but these specific qualities may only unfold as their life progresses.

The energy of the Moon is traditionally taken to mean bearing and caring for children. Monday folks generally have close ties to the female side of their family. Trevor Noah was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother because in apartheid South Africa interracial couples were jailed and biracial children were taken away by the state. Noah was personally threatened after his mother was shot in the head which prompted him to move to the U.S.A.

Pisces is the zodiac sign that is really hard to pin down. It isn’t quite this or that. It’s always something else. It’s the result of things you might not expect. Trevor Noah’s public persona defies categorization. He commands world attention four nights a week but chooses to wear a hoody. He is intelligent and respectful. He’s written an award winning book about his humble roots. He’s mixed race and speaks five languages, yet he is as American as anyone should be.

Trevor Noah he relocated to the United States in 2011. He became the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on The Tonight Show. His stated goal is to make the Daily Show “different.” He describes himself as a “progressive person” which does not mean that he is “politically progressive.” He thinks that being born black in South Africa gives him an insightful perspective. He also believes that people have the right to not like him.

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