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Trevor Noah arrives at ‘Daily Show’ ready, ‘terrified’

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For someone who uses the word “terrified,” Trevor Noah looks anything but. Just days before he takes over the “The Daily Show” anchor chair from Jon Stewart, TV’s toughest act to follow, Noah is willing to acknowledge “it isn’t easy to reboot and recreate a new show from an old show in just five weeks.” Which he has been obliged to do, stepping in as host on Monday at 11 p.m. EDT on Comedy Central little more than a month…

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Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

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Comedy Central has named Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, as Jon Stewart‘s replacement on “The Daily Show.” Noah, who was recently brought aboard as an on-air contributor, was chosen two months after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving “The Daily Show” after 16 years as its host and principal voice. Noah replaces the New Jersey-born Stewart as a biracial comic with an international perspective. In the network’s one-hour late-night comedy block, Noah joins Larry Wilmore, an African-American…

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Is ‘The Daily Show’ bad for democracy?

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This is not funny: Jon Stewart and his hit Comedy Central cable show may be poisoning democracy. Two political scientists found that young people who watch Stewart’s faux news program, “The Daily Show,” develop cynical views about politics and politicians that could lead them to just say no to voting. That’s particularly dismaying news because the show is hugely popular among college students, many of whom already don’t bother to cast ballots. Jody Baumgartner and Jonathan S. Morris of East…

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