April 21, 2016 |
John Oliver. Amy Schumer. Chris Rock. These were just some of the prominent names floated in winter 2015 after the announcement that Jon Stewart was retiring as host of Comedy Central's satirical news program The Daily Show . But it wasn't a comedy A-lister who ultimately got the gig. Instead, Trevor Noah, a relatively unknown stand-up comic from South Africa, assumed the daunting task of filling Stewart's seemingly unfillable shoes....
March 7, 2016 |
TWENTY-ONE YEARS after he left the high seas of local television, Captain Noah is thinking about his final voyage. "At my age, you know you're closer to death than when you were 49," says the 89-year-old captain, a.k.a. W. Carter Merbreier, star of Captain Noah and His Magical Ark , the iconic kids' show that ran on WPVI-TV from 1967 to 1994. "And please don't say, 'Oh, but even a 49-year-old could get hit by a truck!' as though the odds of dying soon are equal for everyone.
February 18, 2016 |
The billboard on I-95 shouted their son's name. It was March 2014, and the movie Noah was about to open. Brad remembers whizzing by that sign on the way to the hospital in Langhorne, the hospital where Noah - their Noah - had just been born. Both remember the flood of feeling. "You can't go in there with balloons, saying, 'This is amazing!' " David says. "Because, at the same time, Noah's birth mom was grieving. Yes, she knew what she wanted to do with the child, but it was not an easy decision.
November 21, 2015 |
This time next season, Cameron Chambers and Noah Ellison plan to be playing NCAA Division I football. But they have unfinished business as high school athletes. Chambers and Ellison, a pair of senior wide receivers, will lead fourth-seeded Timber Creek into Friday night's South Jersey Group 4 showdown with top-seeded Hammonton. Timber Creek is attempting to make the sectional finals for the fifth year in a row. After winning titles in 2011 and 2012, the Chargers lost in the championship game in 2013 and 2014.
September 29, 2015 |
THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH, 11 tonight, Comedy Central. Premiere to be shown on all Viacom networks, including MTV, VH1, BET, Spike, Logo, TV Land, Epix and Nick at Nite. When Trevor Noah welcomes Philly's Kevin Hart as his first guest on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" tonight, he'll do so as just the third host in the show's history. (Honk if you remember Craig Kilborn's 1996-98 run , sandwiched between his time anchoring ESPN's "SportsCenter" and hosting CBS' "Late Late Show.
April 2, 2015 |
Trevor Noah's baptism by fire How's that saying go? "There's no such thing as bad publicity"? Just ask Trevor Noah , 31, who has made headlines after raising the ire of the irate, less than 24 hours after Comedy Central announced that he was to replace Jon Stewart as the host of faux-news/meta-news show The Daily Show . A slew of commentators, pundits, fans, busybodies, and layabouts have taken to the blogosphere to complain about...
April 2, 2015 |
IN AN INDUSTRY that preaches the importance of social media over ratings or ad sales to demonstrate star power, one would think that Comedy Central, in making the most important hire in its history, would somehow remember to check its hire's Twitter feed. Whether you think new "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah is an anti-Semite, a misogynist, a self-hating biracial man, a mocker of fat women or just painfully unfunny, based on a series of tweets pulled from his Twitter account, it's difficult to think that Comedy Central seriously vetted the South African comedian.
April 1, 2015 |
NO ONE can accuse Comedy Central of making the safe, obvious choice. The network has tapped Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart as host of the "The Daily Show," and if you have Noah idea who he is, you're not alone. Trevor, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, and is the son of a black South African mother and a white European father. Noah has an international presence and hosted a late-night talk show in South Africa, "Tonight With Trevor Noah.
April 1, 2015 |
Since Jon Stewart announced in February that he would depart The Daily Show anchor chair, names of possible successors to take over Comedy Central's keystone show had been bandied about. Who would be the new voice of fake news? Yesterday, Comedy Central announced that Trevor Noah - a 31-year-old South African stand-up comic who has contributed to The Daily Show a scant three times since his December debut - would be the newest name in late-night. And a collective " Huh?
August 4, 2014 |
GASPÉ PENINSULA, New Brunswick - I am coaxing my 1999 Toyota along a road in a pelting rainstorm. Logging trucks career by, coating the windshield with water. A construction detour off Canadian Route 2N has us in country that would be idyllic if we could see it. My 12-year-old daughter Anne's iPod is on the fritz; my 15-year-old son, Noah, announces that our printed-out directions have west and east reversed. My lower back screams, "Stop and stretch"; my better judgment whispers, "What were you thinking, taking the kids solo on a 2,500-mile round trip to the Gaspé Peninsula?"