Trevor Noah disses JZ on The Daily Show, about more than Nkandla


South Africa’s most famous export to the US, His Excellency Trevor Noah did a segment on President Jacob Zuma on The Daily Show, so we can now hope that a few more Americans know who the president of South Africa is. Alas, Noah’s skit was not for the purposes of American education.


Not everyone was beaming with pride at Trevor Noah’s Zuma skit. And rightly so. For one, the bit about Zuma’s difficulty reading numbers is crass. But then this is Trevor Noah after all. And haven’t we been having this joke for a while now?

Was Trevor too much this time? Watch it and decide for yourself.

Featured image: screengrab from video


  1. And once again we see why nobody is watching The Daily Show anymore. Despite what he may believe and the insistence on the whole “outsider perspective”, the Daily Show’s appeal is still rooted in U.S. politics, discourse, media, pop culture and news coverage. Trevor Noah is so completely disconnected from any news story, and now after he’s been humiliated by John Kasich, GQ calling the show “irrelevant”, and the ratings going down yet again, he retreats right back into his comfort zone. We’re in the middle of the most bizarre presidential election in the U.S. in history, and the fact he can’t make it work for him is absolutely criminal.


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