Jon Stewart Defends Incoming “Daily Show” Host Trevor Noah

This is the only endorsement that matters in the whole Trevor Noah brouhaha: Jon Stewart. Last night, Stewart came to the defense of Noah, who caught flack last week as scores of amateur private investigators on Twitter dug up years-old tweets that were mostly lazy, largely unfunny, fat-shaming and a bit anti-Semitic. Comedy Central jumped to Noah’s defense in a statement last week, but here’s hoping that Stewart’s impassioned endorsement will get all the slobbering trolls off Noah’s ass and let the man do his work. [The Verge]