"The Daily Show" began a new era on Monday night. The show featured new graphics, a new set, a new font style on the logo. Most importantly, South African comedian Trevor Noah made his long-awaited debut has Jon Stewart's replacement at the helm.
"This is as strange for you as it is for me," Noah admitted. He said Stewart was like our political comedy father who divorced the show. "Dad left and now it feels like the family has a new stepdad, and he’s black."
Noah's best joke came when questioned his own appointment to the program saying it is "A job that Americans have rejected... once again being done by an immigrant."
Daily Show Correspondent Jason Klepper reappeared to discuss John Boehner leaving Congress, but the report quickly turned to another Jon that was gone and irreplaceable. Klepper, played the audience's sentiment that no one would ever be good enough to replace John/Jon.
The introduction of new Daily Show Senior Mars Correspondent Roy Wood Jr. in a segment about water on Mars and sustaining life on the planet being a possibility. He quit simply crushed it playing the foil, allowing Noah to play the straight man that Stewart did so famously well. It began with a truly pathetic spit-take from Noah and joke about "this being up there?!" Followed by an easy California Drought joke. But Wood saved the day by owning his segment with doses of 99 percent reality for people who want to travel to Mars: "People like who? Like me and you? How am I gonna get there? A brother can't even catch a cab you think we can catch a space ship?!"