Trevor Noah's First Opening Monologue On 'The Daily Show' Was One Of The Best Ever

Now everyone can exhale.

If you are a fan of The Daily Show, this week has probably been quite the roller coaster of feelings.

For the first time in nearly two decades, the show was hosted by someone other than Jon Stewart, who left in August. The man to fill his shoes was Trevor Noah, and a lot of people were worried about it. In the months leading up to last night, Noah's first appearance, people dug through every detail of his background. That search led people to old tweets from Noah that caused quite the outrage

Since that moment, every move he's made has been scrutinized thoroughly. Until last night, his very show. 


So how did he do?

The short answer? Great! 

Noah appeared to have all the wit of his predecessor and was of course aided by the phenomenal writing team at The Daily Show. In fact, Noah spent much of his first-ever opening monologue praising and thanking Jon Stewart. And he spent the other part of it dropping gems like these:

On Jon Stewart: "Our voice, our refuge, and in many ways our Political Dad. And now it feels like the family has a new stepdad. And he's black."

On Comedy Central offering the job to others before asking him: "So once more, a job Americans rejected is now being done by an immigrant."

On John Boehner resigning: "Why leave now?! I just got here!"

Check out the opening monologue here:


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