The premiere of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah may be a massive television event, but 11 p.m. is still pretty late to stay up on a Monday evening. It's the first day of the working week, there are four days until Friday, and for some, getting a good night's rest is more important than staying up late to witness this momentous event in television history live. Luckily, for those of us who just won't be able to keep our eyes open until 11 on Sept. 28, we live in the 21st century! That means if you get home Tuesday afternoon and want to laugh and enjoy the future of satirical news, you can stream The Daily Show with Trevor Noah online.
Noah's first episode of The Daily Show is what everyone will be talking about on Tuesday, and Comedy Central is making it easy for anyone to watch and join the conversation. Viacom, Comedy Central's parent company, will be simulcasting the premiere episode across all of its cable channels, including Logo, BET, MTV, VH1, and even Nickelodeon. For those that won't be up late or don't have access to cable, new episodes of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah should be available for streaming for free the next day on Hulu, since Jon Stewart's episodes always were, while Comedy Central's website and mobile app both also make full episodes of current series available for free the day after they air.
Here are a few reasons why Noah's Daily Show premiere is a must-see event, whether live on TV or streamed to your computer or phone.
Noah Is Making A Name For Himself
Before his announcement as Jon Stewart's successor, Noah was a relatively unknown comedian in the United States. He told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show that he had been working as a comedian in South Africa for almost a decade by the time he was announced as the new host, and now he's being given a platform to represent himself and South Africa. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and absolutely worth watching the birth of his legacy.
Jon Stewart Is Probably Going To Show Up
Jon Stewart has got to show up, right? How could he not? He helped introduce Stephen Colbert's first episode of Late Night, so it only makes sense that he would assist Noah as he passes the hosting baton from one Daily Show host to the next. It wouldn't be terribly surprising if there were other surprise guests from The Daily Show's history, but Stewart is the most likely cameo.
It'll Show Us What The Future Of The Daily Show Will Be Like
The Daily Show changed drastically from the beginning of Stewart's run to the end of his time hosting, so it's likely that it will shift with Noah's presence as well. He has already been talking about the upcoming presidential election on social media, as well as other talk shows, and it will be a relief to see what we can expect from the host as the 2016 elections grow closer and closer. The Daily Show hit it big during the 2004 presidential elections, so it would be safe to say that the 2016 elections could end up defining Noah's presence in American politics. This first episode will be a wonderful sneak peek at the next year and beyond of The Daily Show.
It's Going To Be Funny
Noah has been a comedian for a long time. He's made good jokes, bad jokes, and great jokes over his comedic career. Now he has a full team of writers behind him, as well as some of the funniest correspondents The Daily Show has ever seen. The series is dedicated to pointing out the absurdity of American news, politics, and media. More importantly than that, however, The Daily Show hopes to make its audience laugh. So whether it's Monday evening on TV, Tuesday morning on Hulu, or whenever you get a chance to load your Comedy Central app: make sure you're watching Trevor Noah's hosting debut.
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