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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

That's not funny!

Satire isn't satire if it's the wrong satire:
31-year-old comic Trevor Noah was hired to replace Jon Stewart yesterday, and the backlash has already arrived with a vengeance. Noah has a large following in his native South Africa, and has toured extensively abroad, but he isn’t so well-known in the U.S. — to date, he has three Daily Show “correspondent” appearances under his belt — and it’s looking like some of his comedic sensibilities might not find such a warm audience Stateside.
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Noah is mixed-race, with a half-Jewish Xhosa mother and Swiss father, and much of his material centers on the issue of race. However, people have noticed that a slew of of Noah’s tweets — mostly posted in 2012 and prior — include unfunny, questionably offensive jokes about Jews and women.
Clearly Mr. Noah will require a remedial consciousness-raising session or two conducted by professional SJWs instructing him which topics and subjects are acceptable and which are not.

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49 Comments:

Anonymous Peter March 31, 2015 11:57 AM  

That's too bad. And your link doesn't have some of the better ones included on the original Salon page:

"Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I'm sexy!" - fat chicks everywhere.

I'm watching Olympic women's hockey. It's like lesbian porn. Without the porn.

Anonymous Salt March 31, 2015 11:59 AM  

questionably offensive jokes about Jews and women

Wait and see, but initial from this I think I might like this guy.

Blogger JDC March 31, 2015 12:00 PM  

Political correctness is the ultimate trump card, choking out the worthy challengers of ethnicity and race. Our mixed-race host is proof of that. I'm not sure what is more offensive to the SJW sensibilities, jokes about women or Jews. The joke about Messi and Jewish chicks is pretty darn funny. I may start watching the daily show again.

To be pedantic however I will point out that Messi does go down easy, and is a known flopper. Replace Messi with Earl Campbell and the joke makes more sense.

Anonymous Alexander March 31, 2015 12:01 PM  

Do his jokes include raping women and how much he likes it?

Because I have it on good authority everything up to and including that line is satire.

Anonymous Will Best March 31, 2015 12:03 PM  

I think I caught one of his comedic performances on Netflix (how many mixed race South African comics are there?). And it had its moments while not being unbearable like many modern day comics seem to be at times in their bits.

Blogger Cogitans Iuvenis March 31, 2015 12:06 PM  

Based on those tweets I might actually end up watching the daily show. I've always been a sucker for actual off-color humor. I found South Parks episodes lampooning the church during the pedo-scandal and the not-so-miracle of the bleeding virgin Mary episodes quite funny and I am a baptized and confirmed Catholic.

Blogger Rapid March 31, 2015 12:12 PM  

It was eye opening to hear my local conservative radio hosts bashing this comedian for this, when they had previously stood up for Tosh and Chris Rock. But touch their sacred cows and they grabs the long knives just like SJW.

Anonymous Will Best March 31, 2015 12:13 PM  

and I am a baptized and confirmed Catholic.

The difference between liberals and conservatives is that conservatives can laugh at themselves.

It probably won't be enough to make me watch the Daily show. He might have a far more realistic view of Race/Class than Leibowitz, but he knows from where his paycheck comes. The people that watch the Daily Show can't handle truth, even around the edges.

Incidentally, I did rather enjoy SNL's genderflect pep boys skit. Broken clock syndrome I guess.

Anonymous ZhukovG March 31, 2015 12:34 PM  

@Cogitans Iuvenis

Yeah, I kinda like South Park myself.

Anonymous WaterBoy March 31, 2015 12:39 PM  

"unfunny, questionably offensive jokes about Jews and women."

Well, guess that automatically counts him out as GOH at the next Worldcon....

Blogger ScuzzaMan March 31, 2015 12:49 PM  

Are there any jokes that aren't offensive?

Because I'm pretty sure the phrase "unfunny, unquestionably offensive jokes" is close to an oxymoron.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera March 31, 2015 12:49 PM  

Practically another holocaust. Except he's 1/4 Jewish, so I think covers his liability for 1.5 million Jews. But you're still on the hook for the other 4.5 million, buddy!

Anonymous Ivan Poland March 31, 2015 1:00 PM  

As stated on another site, all he has to do is bash Christians. Republicans, conservatives, white men, and others that cause butt hurt on the Left for about a month and he'll be golden for a while. He has stated that he is more progressive than JS. The problem is most of TDS viewers are young white college going males that might start to not like being bashed every show. Time will tell.

Blogger Kurt March 31, 2015 1:07 PM  

They were very unfunny, like elementary school level jokes

OpenID genericviews March 31, 2015 1:27 PM  

I could not understand them enough to tell if they might have been funny. his foreign background explains this.

Anonymous Earl March 31, 2015 1:37 PM  

Liberal logic: you can't tell a joke about a Jew because that's hateful, but you can hate a Jew because Israel.

Anonymous Jack Amok March 31, 2015 1:38 PM  

I haven't really been keeping up on my SJW talking points. Is it okay to like things from South Africa now, or are we still supposed to hate them?

Anonymous Earl March 31, 2015 1:38 PM  

Son, show me on the doll where the twitter touched you.

Blogger Corvinus March 31, 2015 1:46 PM  

Is it okay to like things from South Africa now, or are we still supposed to hate them?

I assume it's okay if they're either a white SJW or nonwhite.

But still, "Thou Shalt Not poke fun at the Chosen Ones" seems to be an ironclad rule, even for part-Jews. Full Jews may still get away with it. Or at least they used to.

Anonymous Basileus March 31, 2015 1:47 PM  

JDC,

Messi is a "well known flopper"? Where? Among who? I watch, 80 percent of his games, often with other people, here in Italy, and I can tell you I've never once heard anyone make that observation, to include the Italian announcers. The opposite is the case, actually. And its not like they would be shy about making that accusation. They frequently say it about Neymar, Busquets, Pedro, or Ronaldo, for example.

Blogger Giraffe March 31, 2015 1:55 PM  

He can always ask John Scalzi to write his jokes. (on any topic except rape).

Blogger Tank March 31, 2015 2:00 PM  

Earl

Liberal logic: you can't tell a joke about a Jew because that's hateful, but you can hate a Jew because Israel.


Remarkably accurate.

Blogger Tank March 31, 2015 2:02 PM  

I'd be more inclined to stand up for this guy if he was not a self-proclaimed "progressive" meaning ... he's likely with the people who go after others for making "unacceptable" comedy.

Blogger Josh March 31, 2015 2:05 PM  

But he was such a nice clean halfrican!

Blogger Josh March 31, 2015 2:08 PM  

As Andy Greenwald at Grantland put it, the Daily Show is essentially church for liberals:

For those of us in the reality-based community, nothing in this young century has been more reassuring than the knowledge that every bubble of noxious sanctimony floated by Fox News would be quickly and expertly punctured by Stewart and his needle-sharp wit.

Blogger flambeaux March 31, 2015 2:18 PM  

The Daily Show isn't a safe space anymore. The ultimate sacrilege.

Blogger Cataline Sergius March 31, 2015 2:18 PM  

His material seems to consist entirely of Jew and soccor jokes. And they aren't funny.

Here is a sample of his rib tickling jappery.

Girls with big asses are like cars without power steering. Great feedback but you have to work hard to keep control

What a knee slapper..

Iowahawk is having a lot of fun with Trevor Noah.

Is there some heretofore unknown shortage of unfunny American comedians that forces Comedy Central to import guest workers from England?

Memo to The Daily Show: you might want to add "funny" to the 37 other job application checkboxes.

There is no evidence that Trevor Noah is an anti-Semite. Also, there is no evidence that Trevor Noah is a comedian.

Trevor Noah should bring along South African sign language guy to translate his routine into comedy


Anonymous Geoff March 31, 2015 2:41 PM  

South Park had me when the Devil and Saddam Hussein became gay lovers.

Blogger JDC March 31, 2015 2:42 PM  

@Basileus

The opposite is the case, actually. And its not like they would be shy about making that accusation. They frequently say it about Neymar, Busquets, Pedro, or Ronaldo, for example.

You're right of course. I was thinking of Ronaldo.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 31, 2015 2:43 PM  

Let them fight, matter of fact I encourage it.

Blogger Jourdan March 31, 2015 2:55 PM  

I was wondering how long it would take this guy to wrong-foot it in the U.S's hothouse flowers political culture.

Foreigners, especially English-speaking ones, always think they understand the U.S. as they are hyper-exposed to it, but in reality they are likes babes in the woods when it comes to the 1001 Unwritten Rules All Americans Know (But Will Never Speak Of).

It's fairly hilarious. Certainly funnier than anything ever on that cheap-larfs machine of a show.

Blogger Jourdan March 31, 2015 2:57 PM  

Where the heck is Iowahawk these days? His site hasn't been updated since mid-last year. Anyone know?

Blogger Cee March 31, 2015 3:19 PM  

Where the heck is Iowahawk these days? His site hasn't been updated since mid-last year. Anyone know?
He's very busy on Twitter, but no idea why he's neglecting the main site.

Blogger hank.jim March 31, 2015 4:06 PM  

With his quarter-Jew, half white, and South African black heritage plus a liberal with the endorsement of Jon Stewart, he is unique qualified to insult the any race and religion, but what happened?

The Daily Show can't go on without some deference that liberals usually enjoy.

Blogger Cataline Sergius March 31, 2015 6:13 PM  

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Anonymous Giuseppe March 31, 2015 7:38 PM  

Trevor is indeed well known in SA and is quite funny precisely because he simply says things that are mostly true or that people are thinking but self-censoring, out loud. South Africa, for all its flaws, has both the best and the worst, but not a lot of SJWs, as quite simply, they simply cannot survive there. Literally. Here are some stats as to why on that: https://gmanvox.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/south-african-crime-statistics-1990-2009/

If the South African mindest, at least the one firmly rooted in practical realities gets exported to the wider world, it will be a force for good. South Africa is an unholy mess, (I lived there for 13 years) but...it has something very human, and I mean the good side of humans in it too.

Anonymous Giuseppe March 31, 2015 7:49 PM  

PS: when i say "quite funny" i mean that rather loosely and not really from my perspective. I have sat through one of his shows with barely a smile or two, but other people tend to find him funny in a general sense and I try to go easy on comedians in general as I think it's not an easy job to do well with consistent regularity.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus March 31, 2015 7:55 PM  

Noah is mixed-race, with a half-Jewish Xhosa mother and Swiss father, and much of his material centers on the issue of race.

Another vote for the theory that Jewish identity is racial and expressible in fractions.

Anonymous Just_Michael March 31, 2015 8:10 PM  

I like my black humor straight up. Kat Williams, Chris Rock, Bruce Bruce.

Attempting to cut it with Jewish humor is akin to producing a kosher chitterling.

Blogger bob k. mando March 31, 2015 8:15 PM  

Giuseppe March 31, 2015 7:49 PM
but other people tend to find him funny in a general sense and I try to go easy on comedians in general as I think it's not an easy job to do well with consistent regularity.



dude, people call Dane Cook a comedian. if he qualifies for this title, my morning dump should get a nationwide tour. he's like the male version of Kathy Griffin.


speaking of the ever changing range of 'permissible' humor, it seems the SJWs no longer approve of 'Friends'.

http://www.salon.com/2015/01/24/chandlers_treatment_of_his_gay_father_is_appalling_everything_critics_realized_while_watching_friends_in_2015/

so, if you USED to watch 'Friends', you are now officially a BAD PERSON who thinks double plus ungood thoughts.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus March 31, 2015 8:22 PM  

Aeoli Pera: "Practically another holocaust. Except he's 1/4 Jewish, so I think covers his liability for 1.5 million Jews. But you're still on the hook for the other 4.5 million, buddy!"

I think the numbers come out a bit differently.

Whites are always guilty for the Holocaust: we are born six million in arrears, and remain behind Jews forever. Jews get victim credit for the Holocaust: they are born six million ahead, and gain rights whites cannot have, such as the right to discriminate, a country of their own, and a future. Blacks are born Holocaust-neutral. They get different victim points. Jews define the system to say how much more worthy they are than whites, and how evil whites are; and they (Jews) have not bothered to assign a specific number to black moral superiority over whites. (But not over Jews!)

Trevor Noah gets 1/4 x 6 million = 1.5 million Holocaust credits. (For: Jewish!) He gets at least 1/4 x 6 million Holocaust exemptions. (For: Xhosa!) He's still 1/2 x 6 million = 3 million Holocaust credits in the bloody, guilty red. (For: Swiss!) If he can apply his Jewish Holocaust credits against his white guilt Holocaust negative credits on a one-for-one basis, he's down to 1.5 million gassed Jews on his conscience. But! That still leaves his black race-guilt credits unaccounted for -- and as Barack Obama has shown, they can count for a lot, even with one typical white person parent. So, reasonably, Trevor Noah could be under minus a million, morally. That makes him a very respectable person, comparatively, as long as he never talks back to a real, pure-blood Jew.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus March 31, 2015 8:32 PM  

Cataline Sergius: "Trevor Noah should bring along South African sign language guy to translate his routine into comedy "

Shouldn't everybody?

Anonymous HardReturn¶ March 31, 2015 9:41 PM  

Is his racial pedigree still officially called "Coloured" in SA? Will that make him a Coloured-American person of Color? Jon Stewart as snarky NY Joo made TDS what it was, and it's been formulaic dull since current Fearless Leader ascended. Don't really watch anymore so don't care about new exotic Coloured quadroon. But they'll need that sign language jazz hands waver if he starts clicking away in Xhosa.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus March 31, 2015 10:40 PM  

HardReturn¶: "Will that make him a Coloured-American person of Color?"

It's a tricky one.

Normally that would be a Colored African-American of African Descent.

The complication is the Jewish descent, which is so important that it would be antisemitic not to mention it, yet which is still a small enough part of his racial heritage that it would be antisemitic to present it as though he was equal to Jews like Laura Lifshitz: Jews who may not have synagogue schooling but who feel "...it's still my heritage. My blood. People in my family were persecuted for being Jewish. I take this seriously."

Anonymous Hoss March 31, 2015 11:25 PM  

Hey, as long as he can find new ways every day to say Republicans are stupid and evil, and Fox news is stupid and evil, the lefties will be satisfied and all will be forgiven.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus April 01, 2015 1:53 AM  

Kurt: "They were very unfunny, like elementary school level jokes"

But he gets several hundred points added to his comedic SAT for diversity, so they become elite university level jokes.

Anonymous Giuseppe April 01, 2015 4:29 AM  

Bob k. Mando,
If you see what passes for comedy in the UK today, your grunting morning dump routine might well become a nationally acclaimed comedy masterstroke.

Blogger Hermit April 01, 2015 5:18 AM  

And that Charlie shit was also made of unfunny, questionably offensive jokes and unnecessary blasphemy against religions but that's somehow free speech.
Killing him was too much but I would have punched him without a second thought.

Blogger JohnR219 April 01, 2015 10:42 AM  

You aren't supposed to start a sentence with a number.

RS should have put his name first and then his age.

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