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We Know Who Should Replace Trevor Noah

We Know Who Should Replace Trevor Noah

Last week, Trevor Noah announced that his time as host of The Daily Show would be coming to an end. The comedian/author/maybe Dua Lipa’s boyfriend signaled that he is getting tired of the daily (literally) grind and is interested in pursuing work with a less demanding schedule. There are rumors that Comedy Central was caught off-guard by the announcement, and there is no official word of a replacement in the works. So, since the hunt is clearly afoot, hear us out. The Daily Show needs a new host, someone to bring some fresh energy and a new perspective to the forefront. The show needs somebody unafraid to speak their mind with thoughtful nuance, and who can wade into the milieu of the cultural discourse with grace, wit and style. The show needs Beth Moore.

Yes, that Beth Moore. The author, speaker and preacher is ready for a new chapter in her life, and that chapter should be at the head desk of The Daily Show. The mantle passed from Jon Stewart to Noah, ushering in a very different era of late night television on the Comedy Central circuit. Now, it is time for it to pass to Moore, for her own era to commence.

Now, look. We can already see some skeptics out there. We’re not idiots. This is a radical proposal, but such are the times we live in. The Daily Show needs to shake its format up to something fierce, and no announcement would shake the press up more than bringing in Beth Moore for a nightly commentary on current events.

But, to satiate the doubters, here are our responses to some of the most obvious objections.

Has Beth Moore ever hosted a late night satirical news show before?

Not to our knowledge. But look. Moore has spent the last few decades hosting conferences through her Living Proof Ministries and has spoken to millions all over the world, preaching, teaching, participating in panel discussions and sitting for interviews with various outlets (including this one). She has plenty of relevant experience.

Isn’t The Daily Show mostly funny stuff about the news? Is that really Beth Moore’s thing? 

Beth Moore is very funny and also very informed about current events. Have you seen her Twitter? This shouldn’t pose a problem.

Does Beth Moore even want to host The Daily Show

Unclear, but mysteries like that help keep life interesting. Next!

How would Moore’s presence impact The Daily Show‘s coverage? 

You’d have to ask her. We can imagine she’d be way more interested in a regular Bible segment on the show, and maybe bringing on some people she would like to have a conversation with on topics that interest her. Maybe there’d be some sort of question and answer segment, where audience members can bring up their own issues and she can weigh in and pray for them? Obviously, a lot of this would be a pretty sharp departure from previous Daily Show content but the show clearly needs a boost of energy and what would spark people’s interest more than a dramatic departure from what they think they know?

As you can see, the logic is sound. The plan is bold but reasonable. The risks are calculated. For the good of The Daily Show, Comedy Central and the nation at large, Beth Moore should take over for Trevor Noah.

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