March 31, 2015

Trevor Noah's anti-Semitic tweets are no surprise: He's a regular on the "Muslim dictatorship comedy circuit"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

He hasn't taken over The Daily Show yet, but new host Trevor Noah is raising eyebrows thanks to a series of what some say are anti-Semitic and bigoted tweets.

But are these jokes even funny?

I'm not convinced, but I'll read a few and let you decide.

In a way, I'm not surprised by Trevor Noah's weird fixation on Jews.

After all, he earns part of his living headlining the "Muslim dictatorship comedy circuit" in places like Dubai.

Tell us what you think:

Are these tweets funny? Are critics overreacting? Or should Noah lose his job?


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commented 2015-03-31 23:29:33 -0400 – for perspective. This guy’s just carrying on what Stewart has been doing for years, only I actually chuckled a couple of times at Stewart’s schtick. But, yeah, Ezra’s right, Stewart’s usually just reading Dem talking points with a sneer. Colbert’s a lot funnier, and he actually makes fun of right wingers as well as left wingers. But mostly left wingers, as they are usually a lot stupider and easier to target.
commented 2015-03-31 23:28:50 -0400
Wow. Replace Jew with any other group and the world would freak. Where’s the msm on this story?
commented 2015-03-31 18:33:47 -0400
I’m starting a pool. You pick a date on the calendar and try to be the closest to the day that Comedy Central either fires this loser or cancels the show entirely. $10 a day. Winner take all!
commented 2015-03-31 16:42:04 -0400
@maurice Potvin, well said.
commented 2015-03-31 15:47:28 -0400
Although humor is subjective, I still believe that there’s a common denominator that makes things funny. I’m not exactly sure what that is; nobody’s been able to define it. If someone tells a joke or makes a comment that ridicules anything about me, my race (metis), religion (Christian), my age(old), my appearance (fat and bald) I don’t mind at all, as long as I find it funny. In fact I appreciate the good laugh and join in the fun, even if it’s at my own expense. However, when I don’t find it funny, I react quite differently. If it was an attempt at humor that just bombed, then things get very awkward. I feel very sorry for the one who embarrassed themselves, and I have great deal of empathy for how they must feel; been there, done that. However, if it was just a straight forward attempt to offend and insult, then I get extremely angry. I don’t punch their lights out, like I would have done when I was young and foolish, but that’s definitely where my heart goes. I didn’t find any of the “jokes” you told to be funny, Ezra, but then perhaps your timing and facial expressions where off. Were those tweets from Trevor Noah just an awkward failed attempt at humor and without malice, or were they genuine insults that reveal his true heart? I don’t know so I’ll reserve judgment. But I never watched John Stewart so I don’t imagine I’ll be watching Trevor Noah either.
commented 2015-03-31 14:32:38 -0400
Thankfully Stewart is gone. Sounds like this guy is just as sick!
commented 2015-03-31 14:12:10 -0400
His stand-up is funnier. He also claims to be Jewish on his mother’s side —don’t know if that’s true.

Obviously, he’s still not a cotweedian.
commented 2015-03-31 13:48:14 -0400
Yes Ezra, as Edmund Kean said on his deathbed, “dying is easy; comedy is hard”. Apparently it is so.
commented 2015-03-31 13:23:28 -0400
Let me hit my head against the wall. Was that funny?
Oh, let me try it again. Was that funny?
I actually laughed at you Ezra!
commented 2015-03-31 13:18:07 -0400
he will be a fit for the viewers of the daily show, …or the show gets cancelled …eventually…
commented 2015-03-31 13:17:24 -0400
I don’t get the connection between black rappers and Jewish business men. Not only is it not funny, it doesn’t make sense. If South Africans know how to recycle like Israel knows how to be peaceful, then South Africa must be an on the leading edge of recycling. Again, there’s no connection between basketball and Jewish “chicks” “going down”. Not funny and doesn’t make sense.
The one about the Jewish kid and the German car is just repulsive; not the least bit funny.
The guy is clearly an anti-Semite and an embarrassing choice for the Daily Show. Jon Stewart was funny because of his timing and facial expressions; they were brilliant and I sometimes watched him because of those even though he was clearly a liberal.
commented 2015-03-31 13:08:54 -0400
Soo not funny :-(