Jon Stewart Stands Up for Trevor Noah


During Monday night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart took time to talk about the Twitter backlash surrounding his replacement, Trevor Noah. "I know there was a large kerfuffle on Tweeeeeeeeeeter. But I can say this without hesitation: Trevor Noah will earn your trust and respect … or not," Stewart said. "Just as I earned your trust and respect … or did not." Stewart went on to praise Noah and poke a little more fun at his own departure, before moving on with the show. The network has also stood by its heir apparent and last week released this statement: "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. Trevor is a talented comedian with a bright future at Comedy Central."