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‘The Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah on Attracting Viewers Without Outrage — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Hear "The Daily Show" host discuss how the Trump Administration changed everything – giving the Comedy Central series (and its staff) a renewed purpose and vigor.

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Trevor Noah’s hosting strategy doesn’t come from a place of anger, and it appears to be working: “The Daily Show” is on the rise, and Noah’s sharp take on the Trump administration has a lot to do with that.

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Noah is doing particularly well with young viewers, which was always Comedy Central’s plan. Turn It On sat down with Noah at his midtown Manhattan studios after a recent Daily Show taping. We began by discussing the show’s recent positive ratings uptick.

Listen below!

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