Trevor Noah Proposes New 'Super-Fun Sidekick' Running Mate Position

Trevor Noah has an idea about how the current presidential campaign circus can play into a new role in American politics.

In the following clip from Monday’s Daily Show, Noah suggests a new system in which Americans elect both a president and a mascot in the upcoming election.

Whether or not Hillary Clinton can swipe a metro card, John Kasich can “Shut Up and Dance” or Bernie Sanders can convince the audience at Hamilton that he was one of the founding fathers won’t matter if they’re elected, so Noah proposes that a new position be established specifically designated to pander to constituents.

Press PLAY to hear Noah’s full proposal below, then sound off in the comments.

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4 Comments
  1. cuius says:

    Don’t think it was funny enough to be worth repeating. Nice guy, but seems to be struggling – OK in small-venue comedy clubs probably, but looks lost in a studio environment. Not helped by the “correspondents”

  2. Abe Froman says:

    Trevor Noah was the worst choice to replace Jon Stewart. He just isn’t working. Should have given the spot to John Oliver.

    • HAP says:

      Well, maybe had Jon Stewart whispered in John Oliver’s ear that he was going to be retiring, it might have happened. But Oliver was well into his own contract on HBO when Stewart left. And frankly, Oliver appears to be having a ball on Last Week Tonight.

  3. Kae says:

    Trevor Noah has only hosted The Daily Show for six months. I was a huge fan of Jon Stewart and like everyone else I wondered if Noah was up to the task. However, if you look at Jon Stewart’s early reviews, you will see they were lukewarm. Jon was much beloved and a tough act to follow. Trevor has two other major challenges: to bring in a new generation of viewers who are not as politically savvy as Jon’s audience and to expand the show’s focus beyond US-centric topics to build a more global presence. Given the enormity of that undertaking, I think he is doing amazingly well and Jon knew what he was doing when he hand-picked him and entrusted him with his legacy. Trevor is a class act and he has won me over.