It’s finally here. Despite a flood of goodbyes for the exiting Jon Stewart and a number of teasers for “The Daily Show’s” new iteration, nothing could quite prepare audiences for seeing a new man behind the iconic desk. But that’s exactly what happened Monday night on the first episode of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” and — all things considered — it went over pretty well.
The 11-minute clip above features Noah showing heartfelt appreciation for his new job and honoring his predecessor in the process: “Jon Stewart was more than just a late night host. He was often our voice, our refuge and, in many way, our political dad. And it’s weird because dad has left, and now it feels like the family has a new step-dad. And he’s black.”
He continued to thank his audience for tuning in as “we continue our war on bullshit,” before launching into stories on the pope and John Boehner’s resignation. All in all, it was a familiar format executed professionally by a completely new voice; one we may need to get used to hearing.